SAIL 2018


Dates: 16-28 July 2018

Istanbul Center of International Law (ICIL) is happy to announce the 2nd Edition of Summer Academies of International Law (SAIL). The Academy is designed for students who are seeking to specialize in the sub-fields of International Law in particular, Law of Sea and Air and Space Law.

Target Audience: ICIL Formation 1 Students, Advanced Bachelor Students in Law, Graduate Law Students (Master & Ph.D.) and Practitioners.

Number of Available Space: As the ICIL Formation 1 students have the priority for the participation to SAIL 2018, we reserved some places to ICIL students. However, we are able to accept 20 other participants from all over the world.

Dates: 16-28 July 2018

  • Week 1: 16-20 July (Air and Space Law)
  • Week 2: 22-27 July (Law of Sea)

IMPORTANT: You can apply to either individual weeks or whole program. There is no requirement to apply for two weeks.

I.Week: Air, Space and Telecommunication Law



Introduction to Public and Private Air Law – Lale KaplanLunch BreakExcursion to Aviation Museum


Operation of Air Services under International Law – Lale Kaplan


Contractual Air Carrier Liability under International Law – Pablo Mendes de Leon


Lunch Break


Safety and Security & Accident Investigation – Pablo Mendes de LeonLunch BreakTurkish Airlines Excursion


Introduction to Telecommunication Law – Philippe AchilleasLunch BreakIntroduction to Space Law – Arnel Kerrest


Commercial Challenges to Space Law – Arnel KerrestLunch BreakWork of ITU;
Regulation v Censorship – Philippe Achilleas


Visiting Program to IGA İstanbul New Airport


II.Week: Law of Sea




(Otto Spijkers)

Lunch BreakExcursion to Naval Museum


Maritime Delimitation

(Yücel Acer)

Lunch BreakIntroduction to International Law Water Law

(Otto Spijkers)



A general overview on the work and the jurisprudence of ITLOS

(Aref Fakhry)

Lunch BreakExploitation of Disputed Maritime Zones (Ghana v Cote d’Ivoire)

(Ferhat Ercümen)



Introduction to Maritime Security (Aref Fakhry)Lunch BreakExcursion to RahmiKoç Museum


International Marine Environmental Law: Institutions, Implementation and Innovations (Aref Fakhry)Lunch BreakClosing Ceremony

All the applications should send 1 page long (450 words max.) motivation letter and updated CVas the application package. Applications will be evaluated on rolling-basis therefore; early application is highly advised to candidates. All the applicants should furnish a proof of their level of English which will allow them to follow the lectures.

Places are limited 30 participants including the quota for ICIL Formation 1 Program students (10 approximately).

Please submit all the files in pdf format.

Late applications won’t be taken into consideration.

Please be informed that the applications will be reviewed on rolling-basis therefore, we strongly recommend you to file your application as early as possible.

Once a candidate receives the letter of acceptation, he or she should make the payment of tuition fee in 10 days. Otherwise, the candidate’s participation will not be finalized.

Applicants who are not selected are also informed by e-mail on 10 June 2018.

I.Week: Air, Space and Telecommunication Law

  • Lale Kaplan
  • Pablo Mendes de Leon
  • Philippe Achilleas
  • Arnel Kerrest


II.Week: Law of Sea

  • Otto Spijkers
  • Yücel Acer
  • Ferhat Ercümen
  • Aref Fakhry

Istanbul Zaim University

The tuition fee for each individual week is 300 Euros. This fee comprises the accommodation on-campus and the lunches for the lecture days. It is possible to have breakfasts and dinners on-campus for an additional fee of 50 Euros for 5 days.

If the participant chooses to participate for two weeks, (S)he benefits from %10 discount for tuition fee.

If you need an invitation letter, we are happy to providing you the letter however, please note that we cannot issue the visa letter before the full payment of the tuition fee.

Participants must attend 80% of all courses of the respective week to obtain the certificate

Please refer all of your inquiries related to the SAIL 2018 to