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Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas to teach at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy

He will team on Climate Change Law and Policy.


Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, will teach climate change law and international energy law at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy in the framework of the 2021 Seoul Academy of International Law under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea.

The Seoul Academy of International Law (SAIL) is a training program organized by the Center for International Law (CIL) at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. It provides courses lectured by prominent scholars and practitioners in the field of international law to the participants from Asia and the Pacific region. The objective of the program is to promote greater understanding on the current trends in international law among those involved in international law practice. In an effort to establish the rule of law in the region on a more solid basis, the SAIL aims, in particular:

  • To enhance the participants’ understanding about international law
  • To promote exchanges of views on contemporary international law
  • To strengthen future cooperation and networks between the participants and the ROK
  • To facilitate sharing knowledge in participating countries’ foreign policies relating to current international legal issues.

More than 40 participants in the program come from various countries in Asia and the Pacific, and range widely from government officials, including diplomats and legal practitioners, to scholars, researchers as well as graduate students.”

View the programme [PDF 6,931KB].



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