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IBRU: Centre for Borders Research

Boundary Demarcation & Maintenance

Professional Training Workshop,

2-4 July 2018, Durham, UK

Delimitation of a boundary in a treaty is a crucial first step in boundary-making, but on its own delimitation is of limited value. For borderland populations, boundaries rarely have much meaning until they are identifiable on the ground - and it is arguable that it is only when a boundary has been physically demarcated that it can begin to function effectively.

Many of the world's international boundaries have never been made visible on the ground, and many of those that have been demarcated have subsequently become invisible due to inefficient maintenance regimes. Led by a hugely experienced team of tutors and combining classroom sessions and practical exercises, this unique workshop will assist policymakers and practitioners in developing strategies for the effective demarcation and maintenance of international boundaries in different physical and human landscapes.

The cost of the workshop will be £2,520 (£2,100 + UK VAT of 20%) per participant. This includes 3 nights of accommodation and meals for the duration of the workshop.

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Administrative information


The cost of the workshop will be £2,520 (£2,100 + VAT) per participant.

Fees for all participants are subject to Value Added Tax at 20%. We regret that payment can only be accepted in £ sterling. However, we are able to accept payment by major credit and debit cards. Full payment must be received prior to the workshop to guarantee the booking.

In addition to tuition and all course materials, the fee covers the following:

  • Accommodation with breakfast in a single en-suite room for the nights of 1-3 July 2018
  • Evening dinner on 1-3 July
  • Lunch and refreshment breaks on 2-4 July


To reserve a place on the workshop, please contact Liz Buxton or use the online booking form

The deadline for payment of all places on the workshop is Monday 18 June 2018.


Workshop accommodation will be based at Collingwood College, which is part of Durham University. Teaching will take place in the Durham University Law Schoool


Teaching and workshop materials will be in English. We regret that we are unable to provide translation or interpretation services.


Cancellations must be received in writing not later than Monday 18 June 2018, and will be subject to a £150 cancellation fee unless a substitute participant is offered. After this date the full registration fee will apply. Substitutions for registered participants may be made at any time, but we would appreciate prior notification.

Programme changes

IBRU reserves the right to modify the programme as necessary, without notice to participants.

Travel to Durham

Full details of the venue, plus maps and travel information will be sent to all participants following registration. Online maps and travel information can be found here.