Explore the functions and impact of international courts and tribunals in The Hague with the course "International Law in Action: A Guide to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague." Delve into the historical context of international dispute settlement and gain insights into the role of these institutions in addressing contemporary global issues. Through selected cases and interviews with legal experts, understand the interaction between law and politics, the role of State consent, and the ability of international courts and tribunals to protect global values. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the judicial and arbitral bodies in The Hague, allowing participants to develop realistic expectations of their capacity to address contemporary problems and an awareness of their limitations.
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This course comprises five modules that delve into the functions and challenges of international courts and tribunals in The Hague, providing insights into their historical context, role in international dispute settlement, and potential impact on global justice.
An introduction to the course and the historical context of international dispute settlement in The Hague, distinguishing judicial settlement from political forms of dispute resolution.
Explore the functions and jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), including its role in contentious matters, advisory opinions, and the protection of the environment. Gain insights through interviews with legal experts.
Examine the process and significance of arbitration in international disputes, focusing on inter-state and investor-state arbitration, as well as its impact on public interests such as human health. Gain insights through interviews with arbitration experts.
Trace the evolution of international criminal law from Nuremberg to The Hague, with a focus on the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its role in upholding global values and democracy. Gain insights through interviews with ICC representatives and legal experts.
Reflect on the three course themes—law and politics, state consent, and global values—while also completing a final exam and a short survey to consolidate your understanding of international law in action in The Hague.
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