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About the Course

International Law in Action explains the functions of each international court and tribunal present in The Hague, and it looks at how these institutions address contemporary problems. On the basis of selected cases, and through interviews with judges and lawyers, you will explore the role of these courts and tribunals and their potential to contribute to global justice. The first module of the course will investigate how judicial settlement is different from other more political forms of dispute settlement, such as negotiation and mediation. It offers a brief historical overview and introduces the judicial and arbitral bodies based in The Hague. In the remaining modules you will learn about the functions of these courts and tribunals, and some of the challenges and prospects that they face. Three cross-cutting themes tie together all of these modules: (i) The interaction between law and politics; (ii) The continuing role of State consent; and (iii) The ability of international courts and tribunals to protect the public interest and global values. This course offers you an opportunity to gain a better insight into the functions and features of the courts and tribunals present in The Hague. You will gain a familiarity with each court or tribunal. You will develop realistic expectations of their capacity to address contemporary problems and an awareness of their limitations. You will also be able to discuss some of their most prominent cases. If you would like to have a better understanding of international law in action in The Hague, this is definitely the course for you! 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...

Top reviews

Apr 28, 2019

It was good overview course about three main international courts in The Hague. The lectures were good structured and clear. Interviews were impressed and made international court practices "real".

Mar 23, 2019

Very informative and quite challenging\n\nThis course has provided me with material and resources to be able to think about larger ideas and the extent to which International Law is important.

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Jun 6, 2017

Excellent to understand the various courts placed in The Hague.

By Azad B

May 20, 2016

Thank you Coursera, thank you Leiden for this wonderful course.


Nov 25, 2020

It was such a fulfilling yet challenging experience for me.


Apr 4, 2019

Je recommande vivement cet enseignement de grande qualité.

By Zhurkina O

May 21, 2020

Очень хороший курс. Просто, доступно, понятно, интересно.

By Narender s

Jun 29, 2016

Very Interesting and highly recommended to Law aspirants.

By Isaac M B M

Nov 8, 2016

Excelente curso. Los profesores son realmente geniales.

By kingshuk s

Oct 26, 2016

A basic and excellent introduction to International Law

By Karen C

Feb 17, 2018

Excellent overview of the Hague courts and tribunals.


Jun 10, 2017

a Very thourough, unbiased and well-conceived course!

By Aglaia D A

Dec 14, 2020

Well conceived, structured, organized and delivered.

By Bárbara P B V

Dec 14, 2018

It is a very good course with very good professors!

By Anita Y

Apr 15, 2019

Very useful course with various practical examples


Aug 16, 2016

Very well. I recommand. Thank you for this course.

By Anima S

Oct 20, 2017

excellent course for international law knowledge

By Margarito Z

Jul 18, 2019

Excelente. Muchos más como este curso. Gracias!

By maha r

Jul 3, 2019

Perfect course

in the UN & legal professionals


Dec 20, 2016

Très bon cours, très intéressant et bien conçu!


Feb 10, 2016

Great introduction to the International Courts.

By Yusuf A

Aug 16, 2020

An interesting course with fantastic lecturers

By Cobus-Henry S

Feb 26, 2020

Great lecturers and substantive content. A+

By Privilege C

Jun 20, 2017

Interesting, insightful and learnt a lot...

By Lisandra S

Feb 28, 2016

Amazing! Everyone shoukd take this course!

By Saravanan. A

Dec 12, 2016

Very informative and interesting course.

By Canandus H

Jan 21, 2016

Great source of information, thank you!