International Law in Action: the Arbitration of International Disputes
- The main objective of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to gain a better insight into international arbitration, its role and the current issues relating to it. As a result of the course students will gain in-depth knowledge of the principles and rules of arbitration, will explore the topic through concrete examples and the most prominent arbitrations. Students will also grasp the notion of international arbitration navigating between law and politics. During the course students will learn the basic historical concepts or arbitration, as well as key information about the Permanent Court of Arbitration, based in The Hague; they will further explore the role of international arbitration in settling disputes relating to the Law of the Sea; students will also be able to focus on investment arbitration, its principles and the procedure of the ICSID, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. In the conclusion of the course students will discuss the interplay between state immunity and enforcement of arbitral awards.
- Skills and abilities: − Use specific terms and sources of international arbitration law; − Practical research and analytical skills; − Skills of preparing and writing essays and legal opinions on various topics related to international law and international arbitration.
- Students must gain knowledge on: Arbitration as a dispute settlement mechanism, regulatory framework of arbitration, forms and essential characteristics of international arbitration, including arbitration of disputes relating to the Law of the Sea and investment arbitration.
- Students should gain the following competences: − Ability to work with information (search information from various sources, evaluate and apply information necessary for scientific and professional assignments); − Ability to work in international legal environment, apply international law, including law of international arbitration in practice; − Ability to search, analyze, and work with relevant information by applying juridical, comparative and other specific methods;
- The History and General Principles of International Arbitration
- Arbitration and the Law of the Sea
- Investment Arbitration
- State Immunity and the Enforcement & Validity of International Arbitral Decision
- Intermediate tests (average score). Online.10-15 questions tests available at Coursera website during the course.
- Coursera final quiz. Online.10-15 questions tests available at Coursera website during the course
- In-class Examination (written). Online.graded assessment of the acquired knowledge and skills obtained during the course; includes written questions covering syllabus material, i.e. theoretical and practical evaluation (case study). Parameters: Written 60-minute exam (case study).
- 2021/2022 2nd module0.5 * In-class Examination (written). Online. + 0.25 * Coursera final quiz. Online. + 0.25 * Intermediate tests (average score). Online.
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Division of International Law. (1915). The Hague Conventions of 1899 (I) and 1907 (I) for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes.
- Conrad, N. (2013). § 3 : UNCITRAL rules.
- David D. Caron, & Lee M. Caplan. (2013). The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules : A Commentary. OUP Oxford.
- Prevost, D. (2003). UNCTAD Course on Dispute Settlement. Module 3.9 SPS Measures.