2015 United Nations Regional Course in International Law for Africa.

Application Deadline: 24 October2014.

When: 2nd to 27 th February 2015.

Where: Addis Ababa

The 2015 Regional Course in International Law for Africa is organized by the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, in cooperation with the Government of Ethiopia, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union.

The Regional Course will be held at the facilities of the ECA in Ethiopia, from 2 to 27 February 2015. The Regional Course will be conducted in English. The course will accommodate up to 35 participants.

Applications for the 2015 United Nations Regional Course in International Law for Africa are now being accepted. The Regional Course for Africa is scheduled to be held at the Economic Commission for Africa from 2 to 27 February 2015. This course is open for candidates from Member States of the United Nations, which are also members of the regional group of African States. The Regional Course will be conducted in English in 2015. The organization of the Regional Course is subject to funding.

The Regional Courses provide high-quality training by leading scholars and practitioners on a broad range of core subjects of international law, as well as specific subjects of particular interest to the countries in a given region. In addition, the interactive nature of the training allows the participants to share experiences and exchange ideas, which promotes greater understanding and cooperation on legal matters in the region.

The Regional Courses are intended to enable qualified professionals, in particular government officials and teachers of international law from developing countries and countries with emerging economies, to deepen their knowledge of international law and of the legal work of the United Nations and its associated bodies.

Course content
The Regional Courses consist of seminars given by eminent scholars and practitioners in international law from different regions and legal systems.

The Regional Courses may include seminars on the following topics:

  • Introduction to international law
  • Treaty law
  • State responsibility
  • International peace and security
  • Peaceful settlement of international disputes
  • Diplomatic and consular law
  • International organizations
  • International human rights law
  • Movements of persons
  • International humanitarian law
  • International criminal law
  • International environmental law
  • Law of the sea
  • International trade law
  • International investment law


  • The Regional Courses are conducted in the form of interactive seminars and discussions to allow a maximum exchange of views.
  • The participants are required to contribute to the discussions on the various topics included in the curriculum of the Regional Courses.
  • A comprehensive set of training materials is provided for each participant at the beginning of the Regional Course.
  • Certificates are awarded only to those participants who have completed the Regional Course in its entirety.
  • The fellowships cover the fellowship recipient’s travel, accommodation, meals, medical insurance, participation in the Regional Course and the training materials.
  • In accordance with the policies and procedures governing the administration of United Nations fellowships, participants will also receive a stipend to cover other living expenses.
  • Qualified candidates may also apply for self-funded positions.
  • Self-funded participants bear all costs associated with their participation (travel, accommodation and living expenses). Training materials and lunches during the weekdays are provided to all participants.


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 United Nations Regional Course in International Law for Africa.




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