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18 Oct 2020
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Online Executive Diploma on International Law in the 21st Century - Second Edition

5 Days
Programme Area
Environment, Environmental Governance and Law, Governance, Peace Security and Diplomacy, Multilateral Diplomacy, International Law
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Event Focal Point Email
Public – by registration
Mode of Delivery
Multilateral Diplomacy
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International law is the cornerstone of global interaction, politics, and policy. States as well as non-state actors in today’s globalized and interconnected world are constantly influencing the development of international law and in turn find their actions influenced by it. In addition, new technologies are opening up new possibilities while also creating new challenges.

UNITAR's second edition of the Online Executive Diploma on International Law in the 21st century will explore new and cutting-edge legal topics to dynamically inspire participants to become accomplished professionals in their respective field and to provide them with the tools, information, and network they will need to do so.

At the end of this online executive diploma, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the main actors and principles of public international law;
  • Explain key actors and intruments of the International Law of the Sea;
  • Describe the main rules of international humanitarian law and differentiate between those which apply to the cyberspace and the others;
  • Apply the main rules governing international humanitarian law to cyber-warfare.

The second edition of the online Executive Diploma on International Law in the 21st century will consist of a total of 5 interactive online workshops covering the following topics:

  • Public International Law
  • Law of the Sea;
  • International Humanitarian Law and Cyber Warfare.

Please see the 1st editions's brochure for more information.

The core workshop times of the International Law in Focus Series are 10 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4 pm Geneva time. The respective e-workshops will be conducted via the platform Zoom and will be facilitated by an expert on the theme. The material presented in the workshop will be interactive and assignments will be given for participants to further advance their knowledge. At the end of the week participants will be asked to complete a knowledge assessment.

Participants successfully completing all e-workshops as well as the knowledge assessment will be awarded a certificate of completion. 

The online executive diploma aimed at students and professionals seeking a deeper understanding of international law.

The course is open to up to 50 participants.

Technical Requirements 

UNITAR will not provide refunds for customers who face technical issues beyond UNITAR's direct control. UNITAR recommends that all prospective participants test Zoom for free at prior to confirming their payment.  

Basic system requirements: 

  • Stable internet connection 
  • Speakers and a microphone  
  • A webcam or HD webcam  
  • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card 

Please see further information about all technical requirements for participating in this e-workshop here: