Category 'Best Course for New Knowledge and Skills'
Type: Elective course (Law of International Trade and Dispute Resolution)
Area of studies: Law
Delivered by: School of International Law
Where: Faculty of Law
When: 2 year, 1, 2 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of all HSE University campuses
Instructors: Polina Tonkikh
Master’s programme: Law of International Trade, Finance and Economic Integration
ECTS credits: 6
Contact hours: 32
This course aims to provide students with an overview of various ways to resolve international trade disputes. It focuses on international trade negotiations and dispute settlement. This course builds on the knowledge the students are expected to have acquired previously on International Economic Law and the Law and Jurisprudence of the World Trade Organization.
- The primary goal of the course is to provide knowledge, skills and techniques on resolving international trade disputes. The course also aims at giving students a range of practical tools needed to develop appropriate strategies and tactics in the conduct of trade negotiations and dispute settlement.
Expected Learning Outcomes
- Students are expected to acquire a range of tools (both formal and informal) in order to be capable to engage in international trade negotiations and dispute settlement.
- Students will gain in-depth knowledge of: the different ways of resolving disputes, the negotiation process and its stages, the necessary negotiation skills and methods of drafting legal documents, as well as deepen and improve their knowledge in the field of international dispute resolution and negotiations on multilateral and regional trade agreements.
- Students will be ready to apply their knowledge and skills in selected case studies as well as in a simulation exercise to better prepare for such negotiations in practice.
- Introduction to International Trade Negotiations
- Resolving international trade disputes: various means
- International trade negotiations and the WTO
- Negotiation Process
- Negotiations on Goods and Services
- Negotiating Regional Trade Agreements
- Dispute Settlement
- Attendance, active participation and in-class discussionEach student is expected to attend all the sessions having go through and thought about the assigned material, including the questions and any problems in the text/ judgment, podcast, etc. that are assigned, and actively participate in class discussions, ask questions and make analytical comments about the assignments. Sessions will be structured as a mix of lectures, seminars, and participative workshops in order to stimulate class discussion: the participants are expected to cover the assigned materials in advance for each class.
- Final Interview.Final Interview with the course instructor. Interview covers all topics of the course and is organized in the form of discussion. Every student is expected to answer relevant questions and to demonstrate his/her ability to engage in international trade negotiations and dispute settlement. Held online via zoom platform.
- 2022/2023 2nd module0.6 * Attendance, active participation and in-class discussion + 0.4 * Final Interview.
Recommended Core Bibliography
- International negotiation actors, structure/process, values ed. by Peter Berton . (1999).
- Mautner-Markhof, F. (2019). Processes Of International Negotiations. New York, NY: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2199070
- Thompson, L. L. (2015). The Mind and Heart of the Negotiator, Global Edition (Vol. Sixth edition, global edition). Boston: Pearson. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1419288
Recommended Additional Bibliography
- International Negotiations: Language in Crisis and Conflict Handling Negotiations, and vice versa : A conceptual study on international crisis/conflict negotiations considered in Wittgensteinian, Austinian and Derridean terms, with reflections on the cases of Oslo 1 Accords 1993 and Rambouillet Negotiations 1999. (2019). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.77FA0759