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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...

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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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Sep 4, 2019

This course materials are perfectly prepared and I am very pleased to get it! Thank you so much.

By Brandon I B

Nov 7, 2017

This was a great survey course outlining the basic structure of the international courts system.

By Maureen S

Jun 24, 2018

Very clear explanations of the history, structure and functions of these institutions.

By Monika Z

Mar 3, 2018

Great course for those interested in international law mechanism. Strongly recommend!

By Chandana P

May 27, 2021

An amazing course to partake in if you have avid interest in the international laws!

By Eleonora I

Mar 13, 2020

The course was very interesting and useful as well.

Thank you very much to my tutors!

By LoriFrank

Jun 22, 2018

I learned a lot. There were not just lectures to watch, but a great deal of reading.

By Imtiaz B

May 28, 2020

Tremendously outstanding Course with perfectly complete Syllabuse and best faculty.

By Johanna K E

Sep 17, 2019

Thorough and capably presented. Thought-provoking content and inspiring professors.

By Jacques R Y D G

Apr 29, 2017

I learned a lot from this course and I would definitely be back for further review.

By Vanessa G

Sep 12, 2020

Amazing course, the teachers' explaining is very easy to follow and comprehend! :)

By Diego V R

Aug 2, 2016

Excelente curso, muy completo e interesante, sin duda; ampliamente recomendable

By Robert A d S

Mar 5, 2019

Great course and an amazing opportunity to learn more about International Law!

By Abdellatif N

Apr 16, 2016

A very important cycle help me in my university in the field of human rights

By Marko V

Dec 28, 2016

Wonderful course; quote interesting and insightful. Highly recommended!

By Colin P

Feb 18, 2016

Clear and well structured with excellent lecturers. Highly recommended.

By Vesna S

Sep 10, 2017

Great overview of the international courts and tribunals in the Hague.


Apr 22, 2017

its amazing, The tutors are very qualified, the information is clear.

By Rui M P

Jan 4, 2017

Fantastic guide to understant what is behind international law field.

By Aida F

Dec 8, 2020

This was my first experience in virtual courses and it was amazing .

By Stewart C

May 12, 2016

Very interesting, very thorough. Cannot wait till Part Two arrives!

By Bernard H R

Aug 14, 2020

A first class introduction to this important subject. Hugh Ross

By Dalia E A A

Feb 26, 2016

that course was one of the most perfect courses that I've learnt.

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.