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    UiTMLaw hosts a webinar on International Law and its Impact after a year of COVID-19

    The Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTMLaw), organised the UN-UiTM Webinar Series titled “International Law and Its Impact After a Year of COVID-19” on 12 July 2021.

    Two prominent speakers were invited for this live webinar forum to share their critical insights on this compelling issue. The speakers were Mr Stephen D. Mathias, the Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations, and Dr Nilufer Oral, Director of the Centre for International Law and Senior Fellow, National University of Singapore.

    The global discourse was moderated by Prof. Dato’ Dr Rahmat Mohamad, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Industry, Community & Alumni Network) of UiTM and Professor of International Law at UiTMLaw.

    This international synergy between UiTMLaw and the United Nations representatives was a golden opportunity for the participants to learn and be exposed to current international law issues, specifically in dealing with the impact of COVID-19 from a global perspective. The participants consisted of UiTMLaw students, its international academic peers and industry collaborators, as well as the general public.

    Participants were exposed to the inner workings of the global response, including how the predicament affected the working method of the Security Council of the United Nations.

    There was an evaluation of the effectiveness of some approaches adopted by the United Nations to deal with international issues in view of COVID-19 pandemic such as ceasefire resolution for states in conflicts or affected by humanitarian crisis and the role of International Law Commission to ensure its relevance during the era of COVID-19 pandemic.

    Law students, particularly those taking International Law, benefitted from the first-hand insights of international speakers. This event also offered the participants the opportunity to establish international networking albeit in a limited way via an online connection.

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