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The first week of the Summer School on Public International Law is over
14 August 2020

In addition to intensive classes with leading scholars and practitioners in the field of international law, the attendees took part in an online quest and a meeting with Roman Kolodkin on the topic "International Law as a Profession".

Some rest and one more week of the Summer School is ahead of us!

Our gratitude to the Partners of ICLRC Library
12 August 2020

The Summer School classes require working with a large number of publications and documents.

We are extremely grateful to the Partners of ICLRC Library that have provided all attendees with access to their information resources: Brill International Law & Human Rights Journal Collection, Hague Academy Collected Courses Online, Cambridge Law Journals, Kluwer Arbitration, Oxford Public International Law, Oxford Legal Research Library, Oxford Journals Law Collection, Westlaw International, HeinOnline, ICC Digital Library - Dispute Resolution Channel, DigiZeitschriften, Garant  — and hold online workshops on how to work with the databases.

In addition, Anna Gorbunova, Specialist of our Information Center, conducted training sessions for the attendees and is always ready to assist them in finding necessary information for their studies.

We are happy to announce the seventh annual International Law in the XXI Century Award for the best long paper on public international law!
10 August 2020
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The Summer School on Public International Law 2020 is now officially open!
10 August 2020

This year it will be held in a fully remote format, at the tailor-made online platform.

33 attendees from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia will partake in the Summer School.

Sir Michael Wood will deliver the General Course on Public International Law, Cedric Ryngaert, Alina Miron, Philippa Webb, Manfred Dauster, and Roman Kolodkin will deliver Special Courses on National Jurisdiction and International Law.

Traditionally, as a part of the Summer School, informal meetings on international law issues and entertainment activities are planned.

Upcoming events on international law issues
03 August 2020
Upcoming events on international law issues
13 July 2020
Maxim Gubarev, Senior Expert at the International and Comparative Law Research Center, has co-authored the UNCTAD study
08 July 2020

The study presents a new methodology for analyzing regional trade agreements in relation to the regulation of non-tariff measures. The authors use the methodology to analyze the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Upcoming events on international law issues
06 July 2020
COVID-19 and International Law. Overview of Publications. Issue 3
02 July 2020

The International and Comparative Law Research Center presents the third overview of publications by academicians and practitioners, as well as of various documents prepared by intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, on topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its legal consequences.

Relevant publications and documents continue to cover issues related to responsibility of States, international cooperation, international human rights law, international investment law, and the law of the World Trade Organization.

International Law Day 2020
29 June 2020
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Some events on international law issues that will be held within a fortnight
29 June 2020

Dear colleagues, the Center gathered information about some interesting events on international law issues that will be held within a fortnight. We are planning to share such digests with you on an ongoing basis:

  1. On June 20, 2020, the International Court of Justice will hold a public hearing in the case concerning the Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 (Guyana v. Venezuela) via videoconference;
  2. On July 6-10, 2020, the Paris Arbitration Week will take place.
Watch the online broadcast of the International Law Day today, starting at 3 p.m., on the event page on our website!
26 June 2020
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Reuslts of 2019 in figures
25 June 2020

For the International and Comparative Law Research Center, 2019 was interesting, fruitful, and rich in various events. We would like to share the results of the past year with you, and we’ve prepared the infographic you can find on our website.

The International law Day is only 3 days away!
23 June 2020

In just 3 days, traditionally, on the last Friday of June, International and Comparative Law Research Center holds the International Law Day!
This year it will be arranged online. 
Registration is available on the event's webpage.

Overviews of publications "COVID-19 and International Law" are now available in English!
03 June 2020

The Center’s overviews of publications (Issue 1, Issue 2) on topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic and various aspects of international law are now available in English.

COVID-19 and International Law. Overview of Publications. Issue 2
01 June 2020

International and Comparative Law Research Center presents a new overview of publications by academicians and practitioners, as well as of various documents prepared by intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, on topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its legal consequences.

This issue covers publications that were not included in the overview of April 28, 2020, along with new publications that came out between April 28 and May 28, 2020.

The Center has become a partner of the master's program in public international law at Saint Petersburg State University
29 May 2020
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COVID-19 and International Law. Overview of Publications
08 May 2020

International and Comparative Law Research Center prepared an overview of publications by academicians and practitioners, as well as of various documents prepared by intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, on topics related to the spread of the COVID-19 and various aspects of international law, including state responsibility, human rights, trade, investment, humanitarian, law of the sea and maritime law.

The Center has published the materials of the discussion session “Is it the Epidemic itself or its Outcomes that Make a Force Majeure?”
30 April 2020

On April 11, 2020, within the framework of St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 9 ½: Rule of Corona, the International and Comparative Law Research Center held the discussion session on the topic “Is it the Epidemic itself or its Outcomes that Make a Force Majeure?”. Enrico del Prato (Professor of Civil Law, The Sapienza University of Rome), Ian K. Lewis (Managing Partner of the Beijing office, Mayer Brown), and Florian Heindler (Assistant Professor in Law, Sigmund Freud University of Vienna) took part in the discussion which was moderated by Anton Ivanov (Academic Supervisor, Faculty of Law, School Head, School of Private Law, National Research University Higher School of Economics). Victoria Manko (General Director of the Center) delivered the welcoming speech.

The materials of the discussion session are available on the Center’s website, in English and Russian.

Access to The ICC Digital Library - Dispute Resolution Channel is open now
26 March 2020

We are pleased to announce that the access to The ICC Digital Library - Dispute Resolution Channel is now open at the Library of the International and Comparative Law Research Center.

The ICC Dispute Resolution Channel is a fully searchable online library containing a vast collection of Dispute Resolution information including the ICC International Dispute Resolution Bulletin, Supplements to the Bulletin, Dossiers of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, Case Decisions (Awards, Procedural Orders) and a lot of other relevant and related information including ICC Activities and Global developments in Dispute Resolution.

For the duration of restrictions related to COVID-19, we are ready to provide you with the documents you need upon request by email at library@iclrc.ru. Once the normal operation of the Library is restored, access will be available for all visitors.

The message regarding COVID-19
18 March 2020

International and Comparative Law Research Center suspends the work of its Library for an indefinite period as part of a set of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, which also includes the transition of the Center's staff to remote work.

At the same time, we plan to organize access to the information resources of the Center's Library on an unprecedented basis for those of our visitors who continue to work on their research projects, graduate and master's theses.

In this regard, upon request by email via library@iclrc.ru we are ready to send you the specific articles you need from electronic foreign legal databases, as well as scanned copies of certain chapters of the books you need, if available in the Library collection.

We are confident that the forced steps to restrict business and other activities aimed at combating COVID-19 will simultaneously open up new opportunities for strengthening the scientific and educational activities of our Library's visitors!

We will inform you on the restoration of normal operation mode additionally.

Take care of yourself and your close ones and stay healthy!

International and Comparative Law Research Center and International Institute of Humanitarian Law signed the Memorandum of Understanding
05 March 2020

Following the effective interaction started within the workshop on “Application of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law in an Armed Conflict” held on October 4, 2019, in San Remo, Italy, the Center and the International Institute of Humanitarian Law have agreed to cooperate within the areas of joint research, publications, educational activities, organization of internships, experience sharing, and other areas.

Our partner, the International Foundation for the Law of the Sea, opened application for 2020 IFLOS Summer Academy
28 February 2020
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Expert of the International and Comparative Law Research Center, Egor Fedorov, took part in the 26th session of the International Seabed Authority (Kingston, Jamaica) as a member of the Russian delegation
26 February 2020

Among others, the ISA’s Council continued the discussion on development of the Regulations on exploitation of mineral resources in the Area. The Center has been providing comments and suggestions to the Draft Regulations on a regular basis since 2018.

Adoption of the Regulations on exploitation of mineral resources in the Area is the ultimate phase in regulating exploration and exploitation of mineral resources – the common heritage of mankind – in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

See more about the ISA and its ongoing work on the development of Regulations at https://www.isa.org.jm/.

Dear readers! The Library's schedule has changed.
06 February 2020

The new working hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday – from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday – from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday are days off.

We are waiting for you in our Library!

Large pack of books arrived at the Center’s Library: on international commercial arbitration, international criminal law, international financial law, and other issues of international law. We are waiting for you in our Library!
05 February 2020
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The Center’s Senior Expert, Maxim Gubarev, commented on the World Trade Organization Appellate Body report in the dispute between Ukraine and Russia over the measures affecting the importation of railway equipment and parts thereof
05 February 2020
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The Center's representative participated in the work of the UNCITRAL Working Group III
29 January 2020

On January 19-25, 2020, Maxim Gubarev, Senior Expert at the International and Comparative Law Research Center, participated in the work of the resumed 38th session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group III, in Vienna. Last year, the Center was granted the observer status at the Working Groups III (Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform), IV (Electronic Commerce), and VI (Judicial Sale of Ships).

The Working Group III discussed various issues of reforming the system of dispute settlement between investors and States, including:

  • creation and functioning of the appeal mechanism,
  • enforcement of decisions of the proposed permanent judicial authority,
  • financing of the permanent judicial body,
  • selection and appointment of judges.

Earlier, these questions were considered during the practical workshop organized by the Center, with the participation of Diego Gosis, Evgeniya Goriatcheva, Baiju Vasani, Michail Risvas, and Sergey Usoskin.

International and Comparative Law Research Center and Research institute of Legal policy under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed the Memorandum of Understanding
26 December 2019

Following the effective interaction started within the framework of Tashkent Law Spring 2019, the Center and Research institute of Legal policy have agreed to cooperate within the areas of joint research, publications, educational activities, organization of internships, experience sharing, and others.

International and Comparative Law Research Center is looking for a new Keeper of its unique Library fund!
13 December 2019
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The Center's expert, Egor Fedorov, spoke at The 9th Annual Asia-Pacific Deep Sea Mining Summit
12 December 2019

On December 4-5, expert of the International and Comparative Law Research Center, Egor Fedorov, participated in The 9th Annual Asia-Pacific Deep Sea Mining Summit, which took part in Singapore and brought together professionals from the sphere of deep seabed mining. Egor presented on the topic of Comparative Analysis of National Legislation Regulating Activities in the Area.

The Audiovisual Library of International Law started publication of lectures given by the Russian scholars and practitioners within the sphere of international law
12 November 2019

The Audiovisual Library of International Law started publication of lectures given by some of the leading Russian scholars and practitioners within the sphere of international law.

The International and Comparative Law Research Center was pleased to assist in the organization of the recording of lectures, in particular, to provide its Library’s facilities. The Center’s contribution was noted in the official materials of the United Nations, the UN Secretary-General expressed gratitude to the Centre in his report.

The Center calls for interns, volunteers, designers
05 November 2019

We often receive questions about internships, practices, and other formats of cooperation with the Center. In this regard, we start calling for:

  • interns-lawyers for participation in research projects;
  • volunteers for preparation and holding of events;
  • designers for visual materials development.

We invite you to test yourself and get interesting experience in conducting research / preparing events, to bring your vision to our projects!

Send your CV to events@iclrc.ru with the theme “Volunteering”, “Internship”, or “Design”, go through an interview with the representatives of the Center and join our team!

Conditions are discussed individually with each candidate.

The competition for the best long paper on public international law is in process
23 October 2019
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The Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement brochure
23 October 2019

We are happy to inform that our colleagues from the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS) have opened the application for the Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS). 
MIDS is a leading program with a distinguished faculty and a talented class aiming at building a successful career as well-rounded lawyers in all four corners of international dispute settlement.
See the brochure for the academic year 2020-2021 at https://www.cids.ch/images/Documents/MIDS-Program/MIDS_Brochure_2020-2021.pdf

Registration for the Summer School on Public International Law is open!
03 October 2019
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