[CONGRATS!] CIL Singapore Academy of International Law 2020 (CIL eAcademy) Sep – Dec 2020


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

From our participants …

Ramesh Raj Kishore, Singapore Excellent opportunity to hear and learn from subject matter experts. Thank you CIL eAcademy for making this possible.
Lucas da Costa Pereira Fontoura, Brazil I cannot thank you enough for the course. It motivated me and offered a privileged view of some topics for my current research.
Zimna Abdul Muhsin, Maldives I take this opportunity to thank CIL Academy and all the lecturers for providing us such a good opportunity to learn international law.
Imanuel Fwamba Barasa, Kenya Interactive lectures, thought provoking questions from participants and practical responses from professors. Totally Worth it!
Nusry Hussain, Sri Lanka Thank you CIL and the team for organising such a wonderful workshop!
Shamalie Wijesinghe, Sri Lanka Thank you CIL for the golden opportunity given to me. Really appreciate every moment of it. Great!
Bernadette Iyodu, Singapore Thank you so much CIL for a fantastic time of learning with an incredible selection of lecturers! Many thanks to Gerry and team!
Cristian Zannier, Chile Thank you very much for this Amazing Course! Best regards from Chile!
Bettina Melchor, Philippines The lectures were great and the lecturers were brilliant! Congratulations and thank you to CIL for making this happen!
Ritika Pendyala, Singapore Was wonderful to learn from such esteemed academics and professionals. Really enjoyed the fruitful discussions!

A Big Thank You to the Graduates of the CIL eAcademy 2020!


Pre-Event Details


Updated as of 10 November 2020


Programme Timing

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

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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 Programme.

Lecturers Confirmed | Listed In alphabetical order of surnames| Bolded=Profiles available

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 Giulio BARTOLINI Editor-in-Chief Yearbook of International Disaster Law / Associate Professor of International Law, Roma Tre University
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 Partner, Harry Elias Partnership 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
Dr Cordula DROEGE Chief Legal Officer and Head of the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
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
Professor Benjamin P HORTON Director, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
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
Judge Liesbeth LIJNZAAD Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)
Elizabeth Maruma MREMA Executive Secretary, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
His Excellency Arif Havas OEGROSENO Ambassador of Indonesia to Germany / Former Deputy Minister for Maritime Sovereignty, Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs, Indonesia
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
Eduardo VALENCIA-OSPINA Member of the International Law Commission, Special Rapporteur on the topic “Protection of Persons in the event of Disasters
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
Judge XUE Hanqin Vice-President, International Court of Justice

Teaching Assistants Bolded=Profiles available

Charalampos GIANNAKOPOULOS (Harry)
Violet HUANG
JIANG Zhifeng
Alvin YAP

Enquiries? Please email Ms Gerry Ng at cil.events@nus.edu.sg