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Do you want to learn about new trends in the Business and Human rights field? Do you want to know how the public interest can be protected in the process of arbitration? Apply for PILnet’s new online course Business and Human Rights: Arbitration.

Beginning on 10 September 2021, this two-week online course will bring together Russian law students, new legal professionals, and public interest lawyers to learn about protecting public interest in arbitration matters. The course will provide participants with specific and high-level knowledge on arbitration through four interactive online sessions run by senior legal experts from the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), as well as by expert practitioners from White & Case, Cleary Gottlieb, and other international and Russian law firms (see all speakers here)

It is a unique opportunity to learn directly from experts about new international tools in business and human rights arbitration – the Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration (2019) and new developments in the Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform under the UN Commission on International Trade Law.

New legal professionals, public interest lawyers, as well as law students and recent law graduates interested in public interest law are welcome to apply to join the course. Applicants with a legal background and familiarity with public interest law in Russia will be given preference. Please note, this course is only accepting applicants from Russia at this time.

The course will be fully delivered in English, so participants are expected to be able to understand and communicate in English. As the course is discussion-based, participants need to be available to join each session live.

In addition to this course, PILnet will provide an online legal clinic to select participants, which will allow these participants to dive deeper into the international arbitration practice and gain practical experience dealing with the most interesting cases connecting business and human rights. As part of the hands-on learning approach, the participants will expand their knowledge and skills on how to conduct hearings, manage cultural differences in negotiations, and compare best arbitration practices worldwide to Russian law to explore room for potential improvement.

The most active participants of the course and the clinic will get a unique opportunity to join a two-day mock arbitration event in Moscow in October 2021, with PILnet covering travel expenses. 

The deadline for applications is August 20, 2021.

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