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".
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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I will give it a 4, but 3.5 would be my review if the 3.5 mark would be available.
Strenghts of the course: Solid and elegant presentations, good readings, and the interviews presented with the ICJ judge and the PCA secretary added value.
Weakeness and Opportunites: No slides, excessivelly short course in video resources (discounting the interviews, it had about 20-40 minutes of videos, what is clearly insuficient, when benchmarking with other offerings in the MOOC 'arena') and allowing quizzes to be taken on a 2x per hour is not in my opinion adequate. It makes it too easy and fast to finish the course and does not create an incentive to review the materials. Leiden should focus in presenting more specializations in the educational fields that it has reputation - Law, Tax Law, International Studies, in order to capture more value from the current lack of offerings of specializations in that niche markets.
Threats: There is a lot of offerings on the MOOC space, with a finite time availability to make choices. By having courses that are very short, there is the risk that people become inclined to chose other offerings that offer more video resources and other materials.
Besides my opinion - I am a critic by design, thank you for continuing offering courses in this platform.
I wish you luck.
By Deleted A•
Only into week 2 of course syllabus and to discover the extremely knowledgeable and powerful ways of how international laws have the effects on the relativity of states and our modern society. The contents of the course were at the same time intriguing to direct and guide on how international laws can protect and serve justice towards peace and understanding. This course also enhances ones ability to understand "personal rights" and how the courts and laws can aid in these current times. Points out the flaws and the ugly side to the realities of the functions of modern warfare and it's dirt!
By Ashley B•
The course itself was well designed and presented, however, there was sometimes too much information included in each sentence for someone who was unfamiliar with the topic. I had to watch several of the videos more than twice in order to note down and clarify the information that was presented. Also, some of the quizzes included information that was briefly mentioned in the videos but not clearly elaborated resulting in some confusion when it was time to complete the evaluation.
By Oliver B•
This course is an excellent introduction to the various courts based in The Hague. It is introductory, but has a wide scope and sufficient detail as such. The mode of examination is not too difficult, so it doesn't feel 'prestigious' or anything, but this also means it is low pressure and accessible. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in the institutions.
By Sarah P•
This course was a fantastic introduction to International Law for me. I found some of the readings challenging, but the videos helped create a great framework to work from. I am hoping to take the other MOOCs in this wheelhouse!
By Budulla T F M•
A great course with a very good overview on the international courts and tribunals of the hague and is very helpful to the better understanding of internationals tribunals specially for law students in their first years.
By Carmelo M•
A very informative and valuable learning experience. Highly recommended for the global citizen striving to navigate the often complex halls of international power and justice.
By Pedro M•
Excellent course! I have learnt a lot about international justice tribunals, arbitration and international law. Highly recommended for general knowledge and for law students.
By Jose A C R•
Excellent introduction to the International courts system. More details on Investor-State Arbitration or perhaps a course exclusively on the topic would be great!
By Neira D•
The course was very informative, with repeating themes that embedded the information into my memory. Would recommend if you have an interest for the topic.
By Aram O•
The course is rather interesting. However it is worth mentioning that the course is very initial introduction without detailed materials in the topic!
By Mohamed A•
This course was really helpfull to build a basic understanding of international courts and tribunals that are based in the Hague
By Sarah A S•
Very interesting and thought provoking course. Well balanced with wonderful references and recommended readings.
By Alireza R•
All tribunals and courts in the Hague are mentioned in this course but the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal.
By Pedro V F S M•
Amazing course! A great to tool for anyone interested in International Law.
I felt i learned a lot. Thanks!