CIL Singapore Academy of International Law (CIL eAcademy 2021)

An Online Advanced Training on International Law and Practice
September – December 2021
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The CIL Singapore Academy of International Law (CIL eAcademy) 2021 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. 

Programme (updated as at 31 July 2021)

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. The recordings of thematic courses will be made available to enrolled participants.

Registration Fee Structure

5 Modules | SGD 700 (USD 535 inclusive of 7% VAT/GST)
10 Modules | SGD 1,400 (USD 1,070 inclusive of 7% VAT/GST)
15 Modules | SGD 1,700 (USD 1,200 inclusive of 7% VAT/GST)

Weekly Session Duration

Thematic courses (2.5 hours x 2 times a week) | Tuesday, Thursday (unless or otherwise informed)
Special Guest Lecture (1 hour x 1 time a week) | Wednesday (unless or otherwise informed)
Total hours of training = 6 hour

Programme Timing

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4.00pm – 6.30pm, Singapore Time (unless or otherwise informed)
Wednesdays: 4.00pm – 5.00pm, Singapore Time (unless or otherwise informed)
You may wish to use the Time Converter to check the equivalent time in your country.

Modules / Thematic Courses for Selection

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, 7, 8, 9 Sep 2021] International Law Making
Week 2 [Tue-Thu, 14, 15, 16 Sep 2021] International Peace and Security
Week 3 [Tue-Thu, 21, 22, 23 Sep 2021] International Organizations and Regional/Global Governance
Week 4 [Mon, Wed, Thu, 27, 29, 30 Sep 2021] International Responsibility


Week 5 [Tue-Thu, 5, 6, 7 Oct 2021] Diplomatic Law and Immunities under International Law
Week 6 [Tue-Thu, 12, 13, 14 Oct 2021] Environmental Law
Week 7 [Tue-Thu, 19, 20, 21 Oct 2021] Law of the Sea
Week 8 [Tue-Thu, 26, 27, 28 Oct 2021] Climate Change Law


Week 9 [Tue, Wed, 2, 3 Nov 2021] Human Rights Law
Week 10 [Tue-Thu, 9, 10, 11 Nov 2021] International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law
Week 11 [Tue-Thu, 16, 17, 18 Nov 2021] International Law concerning Refugees and Migration
Week 12 [Tue-Thu, 23, 24, 25 Nov 2021] Global Health Law


Week 13 [Tue-Thu, 30 Nov, 1, 2 Dec 2021] International Trade Law
Week 14 [Tue-Thu, 7, 8, 9 Dec 2021] International Investment Law & International Dispute Settlement
Week 15 [Tue-Thu, 14, 15, 16 Dec 2021] Current developments in International Courts and Tribunals


Professor Robert BECKMAN Head, CIL Ocean Law & Policy Programme, National University of Singapore
Dr Ayelet BERMAN, Lead, CIL Global Health Law and Governance, National University of Singapore
Professor Pierre BODEAU-LIVINEC Professor of Public International Law, University Paris Nanterre and Director of the CEDIN / Director of Studies of the International Law Association (ILA)
Professor Laurence BOISSON DE CHAZOURNES Professor of International Law, University of Geneva School of Law / Director of the LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) / Co-director of the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS)
Rodman BUNDY Senior Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Professor N Jansen CALAMITA Head, CIL Investment Law & Policy Programme, National University of Singapore
Professor Simon CHESTERMAN, Dean, NUS Law School / Deputy Chairman, CIL Governing Board
Professor Vincent CHETAIL Professor of International Law, Head of the International Law Department, Graduate Institute Geneva / Director, Global Migration Centre
Dr Tara DAVENPORT Senior Research Fellow, CIL Ocean Law & Policy Programme, National University of Singapore
Monica FERIA-TINTA Twenty Essex
Professor Patrícia GALVÃO TELES Member, UN International Law Commission (ILC) / Professor of International Law at the Autonomous University of Lisbon
Professor Locknie HSU, Professor of Law, Singapore Management University
Professor Dr Charles C JALLOH Member, UN International Law Commission / Professor of Law, Florida International University
Dr Kriangsak KITTICHAISAREE Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea / Member, UN International Law Commission
Professor Jesse G. KREIER Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and at the American University Washington College of Law
Professor LYE Lin Heng Adjunct Professor, Environmental Law, National University of Singapore
Dr Vilawan MANGKLATANAKUL Director-General, Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand
Professor Gabrielle MARCEAU UNIGE and Sr. Counsellor, WTO Research Division
Professor Georg NOLTE, Humboldt University of Berlin
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
Professor August REINISCH Member, UN International Law Commission / Professor of International and European Law, University of Vienna
Dr Sergey SAYAPIN Assistant Professor, International Law at KIMEP University
Professor Dire TLADI Member, UN International Law Commission / Professor of International Law, University of Pretoria
Her Excellency Jo TYNDALL New Zealand High Commissioner to Singapore
Professor Larissa VAN DEN HERIK Professor of Public International Law, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University
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, National University of Singapore
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)

Teaching Assistants

Charalampos GIANNAKOPOULOS (Harry)
Violet HUANG
JIANG Zhifeng
Alvin YAP

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