International Law Course

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June 2024

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ILC010 17 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 10 days Nakuru, Kenya KES 166,000 | $2,200 Register
ILC010 17 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 10 days Kampala, Uganda $3,300 Register
ILC010 17 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 10 days Accra, Ghana $4,400 Register
ILC010 24 Jun 2024 - 5 Jul 2024 10 days Cape Town, South Africa $4,400 Register
ILC010 24 Jun 2024 - 5 Jul 2024 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 159,000 | $2,200 Register
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June 2024

17 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
10 days
KES 166,000 $2,200
17 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
10 days
17 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
10 days
24 Jun - 5 Jul 2024
10 days
Cape Town
24 Jun - 5 Jul 2024
10 days
KES 159,000 $2,200
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This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and concepts of international law, exploring its historical development, sources, and contemporary relevance in a globalized world.


10 Days

Who Should Attend?

  • Legal Professionals
  • Diplomats and Foreign Service Personnel
  • Government Officials
  • International Organizations

Course Level:

Course Objectives

1.      Understanding the Foundations: To provide students with a solid understanding of the foundational principles and sources of international law, including treaties, customary law, and general principles.

2.      Key Concepts and Terminology: To familiarize students with essential concepts and terminology used in international law, such as sovereignty, statehood, jus cogens norms, and the difference between public and private international law.

3.      Historical Context: To explore the historical development of international law, including its roots in diplomacy, state practice, and the role of key international organizations such as the United Nations.

4.      Subjects of International Law: To explain the concept of subjects of international law, including states, international organizations, and individuals, and their rights and responsibilities under international law.

5.      Sources of International Law: To examine in-depth the various sources of international law, including treaties, customary international law, general principles of law, and judicial decisions.

6.      Treaties and Agreements: To enable students to analyze, interpret, and draft international treaties and agreements, understanding the legal and diplomatic processes involved.

7.      State Responsibility: To study the principles of state responsibility and the consequences of internationally wrongful acts, including reparations and countermeasures.

8.      Human Rights: To explore the international protection of human rights and the role of international human rights treaties, bodies, and mechanisms.

9.      International Dispute Resolution: To introduce students to the mechanisms for the peaceful settlement of international disputes, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and adjudication before international courts and tribunals.

10.  International Organizations: To provide an overview of the role and functioning of international organizations, with a focus on the United Nations, regional organizations, and their impact on international law.

11.  Humanitarian Law: To examine the principles of international humanitarian law and the legal framework for the protection of civilians and combatants in armed conflicts.

12.  Environmental Law: To address issues related to international environmental law and the protection of the global environment, including climate change, biodiversity, and transboundary pollution.

13.  Trade and Economic Law: To explore the legal aspects of international trade, investment, and economic cooperation, including the World Trade Organization (WTO) and international economic agreements.

14.  Global Governance: To assess the challenges and possibilities of global governance and the role of international law in addressing global issues.

15.  Critical Analysis: To encourage students to critically analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of international law in addressing contemporary global challenges, including its limitations and the role of politics in international legal processes.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to International Law

·         Definition and scope of international law

·         Historical development of international law

·         Sources of international law

Module 2: Statehood and Recognition

·         Definition and criteria for statehood

·         Recognition of states and governments

·         Succession of states and state responsibility

Module 3: International Legal Personality

·         States as international legal persons

·         International organizations and non-state actors

·         Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and multinational corporations

Module 4: Treaty Law

·         Formation and interpretation of treaties

·         Treaties and customary international law

·         Reservations, amendments, and terminations of treaties

Module 5: State Responsibility

·         State responsibility for internationally wrongful acts

·         Remedies and countermeasures

·         Immunity and jurisdiction

Module 6: Human Rights Law

·         Universal Declaration of Human Rights

·         International human rights conventions and treaties

·         Monitoring and enforcement mechanisms

Module 7: International Humanitarian Law

·         Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocols

·         Protection of victims of armed conflicts

·         War crimes and the International Criminal Court (ICC)

Module 8: Use of Force

·         Prohibition of the use of force under the UN Charter

·         Self-defense and humanitarian intervention

·         Responsibility to protect (R2P)

Module 9: International Environmental Law

·         Treaties and conventions on environmental protection

·         Climate change agreements

·         Transboundary pollution and sustainable development

Module 10: International Economic Law

·         World Trade Organization (WTO) and trade agreements

·         Investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlement

·         Economic sanctions and trade disputes

Module 11: State Sovereignty and Jurisdiction

·         Principles of territorial sovereignty

·         Extraterritorial jurisdiction

·         Immunities and exceptions

Module 12: Dispute Resolution

·         Diplomacy and negotiation

·         International courts and tribunals

·         Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution

Module 13: Contemporary Issues in International Law

·         Cybersecurity and international law

·         Refugee and migration issues

·         Emerging challenges in international law

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Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] or [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067 or

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Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]

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