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Durham University

IBRU: Centre for Borders Research

Preparing for third-party settlement of boundary and sovereignty disputes

Professional Training Workshop

6-8 May 2020

Washington DC, USA

in partnership with Foley Hoag

**Due to the global pandemic of the virus COVID-19, IBRU have taken the decision to cancel this workshop for the health and safety of all staff and colleagues who may have been travelling to this event.

We hope to announce a new date for this workshop to take place later in the year.**

Although it is widely recognised that boundary disputes are best settled through negotiation, there are times when recourse to third party settlement also needs to be considered as an option. This workshop is designed to help governments and their legal advisors evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of third party adjudication, and to equip them with information and skills to ensure a successful outcome from the process.

Led by highly experienced international lawyers and boundary practitioners, the workshop will offer practical instruction on topics such as: choice of forum; assembling and assessing evidence; building and managing a team; presenting your case and rebutting your opponent’s case.

The workshop, organised in partnership with leading international law firm Foley Hoag, will be of value not only to countries currently involved in boundary litigation or arbitration but also to any country seeking to achieve a peaceful boundary settlement with its neighbours.

The cost of the workshop will be £1,900 per participant

This fee does not include accommodation.

Workshop booking Terms and Conditions


Ms Clara Brillembourg - Foley Hoag LLP

Mr Lawrence Martin - Foley Hoag LLP

Professor Martin Pratt - Bordermap Consulting Ltd.

Mr Yuri Parkhomenko - Foley Hoag LLP

Mr Paul Reichler - Foley Hoag LLP

Dr Derek Smith - Foley Hoag LLP

Dr Alejandra Torres Comprubi - Foley Hoag LLP

Mr Peter Tzeng - Foley Hoag LLP


IBRU is pleased to announce a scholarship programme to support postgraduate attendance at IBRU training workshops.

Each year, IBRU will award one student a scholarship covering workshop registration, plus up to £500 towards travel expenses, to attend one of that year’s regularly scheduled training workshops. To be eligible a student must be enrolled in a postgraduate course of study, in any discipline.

To find out more on how to apply:

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