Category: Training Courses

CIL Singapore Academy of International Law 2020 (CIL eAcademy)

An Online Advanced Training on International Law and Practice
September – December 2020

Updated as of 4 August 2020

The CIL Singapore Academy of International Law (CIL eAcademy) 2020 will provide part-time online training for law students, young academics, diplomats and lawyers that want to advance their training on International Law. Training certificates to be awarded by the Centre for International Law upon successful completion of the courses.

Course Design
The Course will provide weekly interactive thematic courses delivered by highly-qualified academics and practitioners from all over the world, including Singapore, with additional weekly special lectures from high-profile guests. The lecturers include, among others, current and former judges of the International Court of Justice and other International Courts and Tribunals, members of the United Nations International Law Commission, ambassadors, lawyers from top international law firms, and leading academics in the different subjects offered.

Materials will be provided in advance of each module to enhance the interactive character of the courses.

Registration Fee Structure
USD 500 for 5 Modules
USD 1,000 for 10 Modules
USD 1,250 for 15 Modules (Full Course)
The recordings of thematic courses will be made available to enrolled participants.

Weekly Session Duration
Thematic courses (2.5 hours x 2 times a week) | Tuesday, Thursday
Special Guest Lecture (1 hour x 1 time a week) | Wednesday
Total hours of training = 6 hour

Modules / Thematic Courses for Selection (Note: CIL eAcademy participants get exclusive Zoom access to interact with the guest lecturers at the Special Guest Lectures. Special Guest Lectures, which may be made public via live stream on a social media platform, are scheduled to be on Wednesdays, subject to changes.)


Week 1 [Tue-Thu, 8, 9, 10 Sep 2020] International Law Making
Week 2 [Tue-Thu, 15, 16, 17 Sep 2020] International Organizations and Regional/Global Governance
Week 3 [Tue-Thu, 22, 23, 24 Sep 2020] International Peace and Security
Week 4 [Tue-Thu, 29-30 Sep, 1 Oct 2020] International Responsibility


Week 5 [Tue-Thu, 6, 7, 8 Oct 2020] Diplomatic Law and Immunities under International Law
Week 6 [Tue-Thu, 13, 14, 15 Oct 2020] Law of the Sea
Week 7 [Tue-Thu, 20, 21, 22 Oct 2020] Environmental Law
Week 8 [Tue-Thu, 27, 28, 29 Oct 2020] Climate Change Law


Week 9 [Tue-Thu, 3, 4, 5 Nov 2020] Human Rights Law
Week 10 [Tue-Thu, 10, 11, 12 Nov 2020] International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law
Week 11 [Tue-Thu, 17, 18, 19 Nov 2020] International Law concerning Refugees and Migration
Week 12 [Tue-Thu, 24, 25, 26 Nov 2020] International Disaster Response Law


Week 13 [Tue-Thu, 1, 2, 3 Dec 2020] International Investment Law and International Dispute Settlement
Week 14 [Tue-Thu, 8, 9, 10 Dec 2020] Current developments in International Courts and Tribunals I
Week 15 [Tue-Thu, 15, 16, 17 Dec 2020] Current developments in International Courts and Tribunals II

Theme description of each week can be found in the eBrochure.

Lecturers Confirmed | Listed In alphabetical order of surnames|
Professor Antony ANGHIE Professor of International Law, NUS Faculty of Law
His Excellency Bogdan L AURESCU Member, UN International Law Commission / Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania
Professor Robert BECKMAN Head, CIL Ocean Law & Policy Programme
Professor Pierre BODEAU-LIVINEC Professor of Public Law, University Paris Nanterre / Director of Studies of the International Law Association (ILA)
Rodman BUNDY Director, Dispute Resolution, Eversheds LLP
Professor N Jansen CALAMITA Head, CIL Investment Law & Policy Programme
Professor Vincent CHETAIL Professor of International Law, Head of the International Law Department, Graduate Institute Geneva / Director, Global Migration Centre
Philippe COUVREUR Judge Ad Hoc International Court of Justice and Former Registrar of the International Court of Justice
Dr Tara DAVENPORT Senior Research Fellow, CIL Ocean Law & Policy Programme
Professor Hilal ELVER Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food / Global Distinguished Fellow, UCLA Law School
Professor Patrícia GALVÃO TELES Member, UN International Law Commission (ILC) / Professor of International Law at the Autonomous University of Lisbon
His Excellency Mahmoud Daifallah HMOUD Member, UN International Law Commission / Ambassador of Jordan to Singapore
Prof Dr Charles C JALLOH Member, UN International Law Commission / Professor of Law, Florida International University
Professor Walter KÄLIN Professor Emeritus, University of Bern / Envoy of the Chair of the Platform on Disaster Displacement
Professor Tommy KOH Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore / Chairman, CIL Governing Board
Arnold KREILHUBER Acting Director, Law Division, UN Environment Programme
Elizabeth Maruma MREMA Executive Secretary, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Dr Nilüfer ORAL Member, UN International Law Commission (ILC) / Director, NUS Centre for International Law
Professor Photini PAZARTZIS Professor of International Law and Director of the Athens Public International Law Center, National & Kapodistrian University of Athen / Member and Vice-Chair, UN Human Rights Committee ICCPR / President of the European Society of International Law and Member of the ESIL Board
Arnold PRONTO Principal Legal Officer, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations
Professor August REINISCH Member, UN International Law Commission / Professor of International and European Law, University of Vienna
Professor Dire TLADI Member, UN International Law Commission / Professor of International Law, University of Pretoria
António VITORINO Director-General, International Organization for Migration
Professor Christina VOIGT Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo, Norway / Member, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL)
Professor Philippa WEBB Professor of Public International Law, King’s College London
Dr Romesh WEERAMANTRY Head, CIL International Dispute Resolution Programme
Professor Rüdiger WOLFRUM Professor of International Law, Heidelberg University Faculty of Law / Director Emeritus of the Heidelberg Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law / Former judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (1996 to 2017)
Sir Michael WOOD Member, UN International Law Commission / Barrister, Twenty Essex

Timeslots for the Course

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4.00pm – 6.30pm, Singapore Time
Wednesdays: 4.00pm – 5.00pm, Singapore Time

You may wish to use the Time Converter to check the equivalent time in your country.

Enquiries? Please email Ms Gerry Ng at



There is a limited number of participants accepted into the course. Confirmation of applicants are ongoing. Registration fee will be collected only after the application is approved by the organising committee. This application form will be removed upon the instructions of the organising committee.

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