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Master 2021/2022

International and Cross-Border Dispute Resolution

Area of studies: Law
When: 1 year, 1, 2 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of one campus
Master’s programme: Law of International Trade, Finance and Economic Integration
Language: English
ECTS credits: 8

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is the introduction to the global system of the dispute resolution in the international context and pathway to the subsequent specialized procedural disciplines of the program, being the «encyclopedia» of international procedure. It covers fundamental concepts of both international (in international courts) and cross-border (in domestic courts) litigation and arbitration, including, but not limited, the jurisdiction, fundamentals of procedure recognition and enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards rendered by international and foreign courts and non-domestic arbitration tribunals. The interaction between the jurisdictions in the field of adjudication of public law, civil and commercial disputes is generally in the special focus of examination. The course provides for an analysis of the history and evolution of the modern system of the international dispute resolution, its main particularities and perspectives.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The main objectives of the course are the following: 1. Obtaining knowledge allowing to assess in a correct way the legal concepts of the cross-border dispute resolution and enforcement; 2. Acquiring the skills of professional evaluation of the competence of the particular forum to resolve the dispute and perspectives of recognition and enforcements of the relevant award; 3. Familiarization of students with main procedural concepts including those unknown in the Russian legal system; 4. Learning the trends of development of the procedural and international commercial arbitration law in the global context.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the general concepts of international civil procedure, of jurisdiction and procedure in cross-border proceedings, and of recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments; • detect and discuss procedural problems in international cases; • identify and interpret legal sources of international, European and national law, and to apply them to a set of facts.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the Modern System of Dispute Resolution in the Global Context
  • Theory and Methodology of International and Cross-Boarder Civil Procedure.
  • Sources of International Procedure.
  • Choosing a Competent Court: International Jurisdiction.
  • Due Process Concept
  • Parties to Transnational Disputes.
  • Parallel Proceedings and their Prevention.
  • Adjudication of Disputes: Applicable Law, Evidence
  • Interim and Protective Measures.
  • Judicial Cooperation and Legal Assistance: Judicial Requests.
  • Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Courts’ Judgments.
  • Litigation at the European Court of Human Rights and other International Tribunals.
  • Resolving Disputes in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration: Basic Concepts.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Written Exam (Case study). On line.
    Exam – graded assessment of the level of acquired knowledge and developed skills during the Course; includes written questions covering syllabus material, i.e. theoretical and practical dimensions (test). Written 60-minute exam
  • non-blocking Active work on the seminars at the 1st part of the Course
  • non-blocking Active work on the seminars at the 2nd part of the Course, on line.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.25 * Active work on the seminars at the 1st part of the Course + 0.25 * Active work on the seminars at the 2nd part of the Course, on line. + 0.5 * Written Exam (Case study). On line.
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • David McClean. (2012). International Co-operation in Civil and Criminal Matters: Vol. 3rd ed. OUP Oxford.
  • Kiestra, L. (2014). The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Private International Law. Den Haag: T.M.C. Asser Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=846011
  • Richard Garnett. (2012). Substance and Procedure in Private International Law. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2245010

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Gary B. Born, & Peter B. Rutledge. (2007). International Civil Litigation in United States Courts. Aspen Publishers.
  • Lazić, V., & Stuij, S. (2018). International Dispute Resolution : Selected Issues in International Litigation and Arbitration. Berlin, Germany: T.M.C. Asser Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1857117
  • X.E. Kramer, & C.H. van Rhee. (2012). Civil Litigation in a Globalising World. T.M.C. Asser Press.