First Seminar on International Law for Afghan and Pakistani Females

Max Planck Foundation conducts seminar on public international law for cross-border participants

The Max Planck Foundation delivered a seminar from 23 May to 3 June 2016 for Afghan and Pakistani female law students and lawyers on public international law. The seminar aims to strengthen the participants’ expertise in international law through collaborative learning, adopting a cross-border approach.

Experts from the Max Planck Foundation addressed foundational topics of public international law, including sources of international law and State responsibility, as well as an in-depth overview of the international human rights law and the United Nations system. Professor Muhammad Munir and Dr Muhammad Mushtaq of the International Islamic University addressed the use of force and international humanitarian law topics with the participants. The seminar was structured in an interactive format with group work, presentations and mock trials to facilitate collaborative learning.

The seminar is part of a programme aimed at legal capacity building across Pakistan and Afghanistan (2015 to 2016). The participants will now undertake cross-border academic research on a topic emanating from the seminar. They will present their research paper at the third seminar of this programme.