Activities
Training Courses
The last decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in the development and use of international law. As such, there has been a corresponding proliferation of international courts and tribunals and other dispute settlement bodies available to states and, in a growing number of cases, private parties and individuals.

International law offers a rich, largely untapped potential and growing case-law for lawyers, academics, corporations, non-governmental organizations and campaigners. International mechanisms present new opportunities previously unavailable under domestic law. Additionally, judgments and decisions of international tribunals are becoming increasingly relevant to developing jurisprudence.

Yet identifying appropriate information on the various bodies can be difficult; and understanding how to bring proceedings before these institutions, and how they work, can be frustrating.

PICT training courses explain how the main international courts and tribunals function, and how to bring cases before them. Courses examine various aspects of international law such as human rights, foreign investment, the law of the sea, trade and international criminal law. They look at the structure, function, power and scope of the corresponding international adjudicatory bodies.

To date PICT has held four courses:


• Litigating before International Courts and Tribunals: Practice, Procedure and Prospects”, was held in London on June 21-25, 1999. It was organized by PICT in cooperation with JUSTICE.
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• “Litigating before International Courts and Tribunals: A Training Course For The Southern African Region”, was held in Pretoria, South Africa, on May 22-26, 2000. It was organized by PICT in cooperation with the Centre for Human Rights (University of Pretoria) and the Institute for Human Rights and Development (Banjul), with the support of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (University of Lund) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
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• “Seminar on International Courts and Tribunals for Practitioners from the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucasus Region”, was held in Tehran, Iran on May 17-21, 2001. It was organized by PICT in cooperation with the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC).
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• “International Litigation:  Training Course for the South-East Asia and South Pacific Regions”, is being held at the Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 28 June - 2 July 2004.  It is organized by PICT, the Victoria University of Wellington (School of Government and School of Law), and UNITAR.  With the support of the United States Institute of Peace, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (University of Lund), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
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