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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".


Nov 16, 2021

Excellent course. The material is well presented and explained. The course helps to structure known information and learn new information, which supports further research on the topics discussed.

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By Adedapomola L

Jan 15, 2023

The course has made me feel like I've been to the ICC in person

By Sofia C

Dec 13, 2017

Great! Lernead a lot of interesting things about the Hague Court

By Reader L

Aug 6, 2017

Excellent layering of information to allow you to be successful.

By Anna v W

Mar 10, 2017

It was very interesting, thank you for your work on this course!

By Jeremiasz D N K

Nov 8, 2016

Cours accessible , clair ! Bravo à toute l'équipe d'enseignants!

By Ahmer J K

Oct 17, 2016

Great course! Looking forward to completing the next part of it!

By Emmanuelle H

Oct 7, 2017

The Professor really makes it easy to understand and to follow.


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.

By Amirrul E

Dec 31, 2021

An immersive experience and well-thought out set of syllabus.


Nov 25, 2020

It was such a fulfilling yet challenging experience for me.

By Raphael P

Feb 13, 2022

Great course. Excellent introduction to international law.


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!