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About the Course

‘The Arbitration of International Disputes’ is the third course of Leiden University’s series on International Law in Action. The first course covered generalities on the international courts and tribunals in The Hague, while the second course provided an insider's perspective into the work of international criminal courts and tribunals. This third course explores the major aspects of international arbitration as one of the most common method of international dispute settlement . Through this course you will gain an in-depth understanding of the various facets of international arbitration through the analysis of its role as a mechanism of dispute settlement, its institutions, the fields of law it is applicable to, and, of course, its most famous awards. The main question we will answer together during this course is "Can international arbitration contribute to the creation of a peaceful world through the settlement of disputes between States and between States and non-State actors?" In order to do so, we will learn the basic historical concepts or arbitration, as well as everything there is to know about the Permanent Court of Arbitration, based in The Hague. We will then dive into the role of international arbitration in settling disputes relating to the Law of the Sea, with a particular insight into the landmark South China Sea Arbitration. For an entire module, we will focus on investment arbitration, its principles and the procedure of the ICSID, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. We will conclude the course with a module on the interplay between state immunity and enforcement of arbitral awards. This is brought to light through the Yukos Arbitration which is a perfect illustration of the topic. This course offers you an opportunity to gain a better insight into international arbitration, its role and the current issues relating to it. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the principles and rules of arbitration. You will explore the topic through concrete examples and the most prominent arbitrations. You will also grasp the notion of international arbitration navigating between law and politics. International arbitration and The Hague go hand in hand: several key arbitration institutes are located in The Hague and important disputes were settled here through arbitration. The Hague is, so to speak, ‘the place to be for international arbitration’, especially when we are dealing with arbitration between States, or arbitration of investment disputes between foreign investors and States. Join us for the course and become an expert on international arbitration! This course is free to join and to participate in. There is the possibility to get a verified certificate for the course, which is a paid option. If you want a certificate, but are unable to pay for it, you can request financial aid via Coursera....

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May 08, 2020

Great course to provide an overview of international arbitration. The last exercise needs to be updated with the latest info on the Yukos case, the Appels Court (18/02/2020) reinstated the PCA award.


Jan 22, 2020

It was a wonderful course on International Arbitration by University of Leiden. Got to learn a lot. I would like to thank Coursera and University of Leiden for such a productive course.

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By Ilanka

Feb 12, 2018

Concise and informative. Very good course for beginners. Thank you!

By Archa R

Mar 19, 2019

Absolutely loved it. It was highly informative and very useful.

By Victor C K

Apr 16, 2020

Very Good and precise overview of International Arbitration.

By Adhiraj

May 07, 2020

Extremely informative content and delivery of the lectures.

By Alicja D

May 06, 2020

Interesting and nicely prepared. Quite challenging as well.

By Yasmin C

Jul 06, 2018

amazing materials, really good content, best prefessors!


Aug 15, 2020

the course was good

can I get a course certificate?

By Jitendra P

Aug 11, 2020

Meaningful and valuable. Thank you course creators.

By Nabeel W M

Aug 05, 2020

Very informative and enriching. Highly recommended.

By Eleazar L M A

Aug 04, 2020

Excelente curso, los foros y temática magnífico.


Mar 16, 2018

excellent! I have learned a lot of things !

By Francesca T

May 10, 2020

really interesting and stimulating !!!

By Claudio A K J

Apr 24, 2020

Great course! I highly recommend it.

By Ametame P W

Oct 19, 2019

very informative and engaging course

By Javier B A

Jul 20, 2020

Excellent course. Superb Professors


Oct 12, 2018

The course was knit to perfection.


May 03, 2020

An excellent introductory course.

By Advocate S B

May 07, 2020

Very nice and informative course

By Omar M

Mar 19, 2018

The course was very instructive.

By Ильченко А А

Aug 08, 2020

good basis for future studies!!

By Jeremy A G

Aug 09, 2020

best course ever in coursera!

By Ngọc H L

May 15, 2018

Very informative and helpful

By Ridwan K O

Nov 02, 2018

Excellent....Just excellent

By Dunice E

Nov 06, 2019


By jacquesndjoku

Nov 10, 2018

C'est génial, ce cours!