Successful Conclusion of the Second Training Session of the China-AALCO Exchange and Research Program in International Law
Beijing – The Second Training Session of the China-AALCO Exchange and Research Program (CAERP) in International Law was successfully concluded on 16 September 2016, at the Changping campus of the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
The three-week session saw participation by 37 trainees—comprising an assortment of diplomats and members of the respective governments’ foreign affairs and justice ministries—from 34 AALCO Member States and the AALCO Secretariat. Over the course of an intensive three weeks, the trainees attended lectures by internationally renowned scholars and practitioners of international law on a wide range of topics in both public and private international law and spanning the theoretical and practical facets of a range of diverse and contemporary issues such as: “Rule of Law”, “The Role of Soft Law”, “International Commercial and Investment Arbitration”, “The Mechanism of Dispute Settlement under the Law of the Sea”, “International Civil Aviation Law”, “Return of Cultural Relics under International Law”, “Climate Change Governance”, and many others. In total, 18 different topics were covered by the distinguished lecturers, both international and from CUPL.
The CAERP initiative—conceived and executed with great efficiency by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, in conjunction with the China University for Political Science and Law and the AALCO Secretariat—was received with great acclaim by all the participating trainees, who saw the CAERP Program as a platform for enhanced cooperation between AALCO Member States on an academic, professional and intellectual level, and as a vital step towards improved capacity-building in the field of international law for countries in the region.