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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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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!

By Tacan R

Apr 23, 2017

Thank you all instructors & teachers !

By Bunthorn S

Jan 21, 2016

I've learnt a lot from this course :)


Dec 6, 2020

Interesting course for the everyone

By Rafael E R A

Jun 21, 2016

Great Course, totally recomended

By Mohamed E

Jan 20, 2018

Amazing course and very useful

By Win T

Nov 7, 2016

Awesome .. Thank you Very Much

By Агеева К А

Oct 10, 2016

The best cours of the world!!!

By LuYu

Mar 31, 2017


By Irfan A C

Oct 29, 2017

Very informative course.

By Gabriella P

May 25, 2018

Really good! Excellent!

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Dec 22, 2016


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By Dilip S

Feb 1, 2016

good for law students

By Om K

May 14, 2021

An excellent course!

By Jens W

Jan 23, 2016

Thank you very much.

By Dan O M M

Aug 31, 2017

Highly recommended!


Aug 10, 2016

academically useful

By Enrique V S

Feb 20, 2016

Muy completo y útil

By Aleksei V U

Feb 11, 2018

Excellent. Very i