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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

An introduction to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague

7 videos (Total 35 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Introduction to the Course2m
Introduction2m
The History of International Dispute Settlement in The Hague7m
Diplomatic versus Judicial International Dispute Settlement8m
Overview of the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague6m
The Course Themes: Law and Politics, State Consent, Global Values4m
8 readings
Meet the instructor & her team5m
How to pass this course & obtain your certificate5m
Welcome to Leiden University5m
Complete our short survey10m
Community Guidelines & Academic Toolkit10m
Tips for studying online5m
Required Reading1h
Recommended Reading1h
1 practice exercise
An Introduction to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague20m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

The International Court of Justice (ICJ)

5 videos (Total 52 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
The ICJ's Contentious Jurisdiction8m
Advisory Opinions of the International Court of Justice8m
The International Court of Justice and the Protection of the Environment7m
Interview with Judge Christopher Greenwood16m
2 readings
Required Reading1h
Recommended Reading1h
1 practice exercise
The International Court of Justice20m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

The Arbitration of International Disputes

5 videos (Total 44 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Introduction to Inter-State Arbitration5m
Introduction to Investor-state Arbitration7m
Investment Arbitration and Public Interests: Human Health7m
Interview with Brooks W. Daly16m
2 readings
Required Reading1h
Recommended Reading1h
1 practice exercise
The Arbitration of International Disputes20m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

International Criminal Courts and Tribunals

5 videos (Total 85 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
The International Criminal Court13m
Interview with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda41m
International Criminal Courts and Global Values: The ICC and Democracy10m
Towards an International Terrorism Tribunal?8m
3 readings
Required Reading1h
Recommended Reading1h
Documents for Reference1h
1 practice exercise
International Criminal Courts and Tribunals20m
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Top reviews from International Law in Action: A Guide to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague

By TDMar 24th 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.

By SRJan 4th 2017

The course was extremely informative with a holistic perspective on the functioning of various international courts as well as special courts addressing international law issues.

Instructors

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Larissa van den Herik

Professor of Public International Law
Grotius Centre, International Law, Leiden Law School
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Cecily Rose

Assistant Professor of International Law
Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden Law School
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Yannick Radi

Assistant Professor of International Law
Grotius Centre for international legal studies, Leiden Law School

About Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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