Category: Training Courses

Capacity Building Opportunity for Pacific Islands Forum Members on Current International Legal Issues – 𝘰𝘯 𝘡𝘰𝘰𝘮



A virtual capacity building opportunity on international legal issues and developments related to a number of Forum priorities, in particular climate change and resilience, oceans, sea-level rise and related issues.

Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga,
Tuvalu and Vanuatu

These virtual courses are also available (at a fee) to representatives from CROPs and CSOs.

The Centre for International Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore will deliver virtual four weekly 3-hour courses specially designed for Forum Members. The courses will cover a basic overview and understanding of international law concepts, rules and related issues on the following topics – (1) Introduction to International Law, (2) COP26 and Climate Ocean issues, (3) The Law of Statehood, and (4) International Human Rights Law with a focus on sea level rise-related issues.

There will be a course syllabus and suggested reading material provided in advance.
Participants will receive certificates of completion at the conclusion of the course.


  • 02 March 2022, Wednesday, Introduction to International Law

Welcome Remarks:
Mr Henry Puna, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum
Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large, MFA Singapore / Chairman, CIL Governing Board
Trainer: Professor Patrícia Galvão Teles, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, NUS Centre for International Law

  • 09 March 2022, Wednesday, COP26 and Climate Ocean issues
    Trainer: Dr Nilüfer Oral, Director, NUS Centre for International Law
  • 16 March 2022, Wednesday, The Law of Statehood
    Trainer: Professor Payam Akhavan, Counsel to the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law
  • 23 March 2022, Wednesday, International Human Rights law with a focus on sea-level rise-related issues
    Trainer: Dr Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh, Assistant Professor of Public International Law, Leiden University

TIMING (3-hour sessions via Zoom)

Tentatively 7pm – 10pm Fiji time / 3pm – 6pm Singapore time Time Converter

REGISTRATION (Please register by 17 February 2022.)

For any queries, please contact International Legal Adviser, Ms Nola Faasau, at or phone number +679 775 1132 or Programme Advisor – Climate Finance and Resilience, Mr Exsley Taloiburi at or phone +679 7751180.