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International Law in Action explains the functions of each international court and tribunal present in The Hague, and it looks at how these institutions address contemporary problems. On the basis of selected cases, and through interviews with judges and lawyers, you will explore the role of these courts and tribunals and their potential to contribute to global justice. The first module of the course will investigate how judicial settlement is different from other more political forms of dispute settlement, such as negotiation and mediation. It offers a brief historical overview and introduces the judicial and arbitral bodies based in The Hague. In the remaining modules you will learn about the functions of these courts and tribunals, and some of the challenges and prospects that they face. Three cross-cutting themes tie together all of these modules: (i) The interaction between law and politics; (ii) The continuing role of State consent; and (iii) The ability of international courts and tribunals to protect the public interest and global values. This course offers you an opportunity to gain a better insight into the functions and features of the courts and tribunals present in The Hague. You will gain a familiarity with each court or tribunal. You will develop realistic expectations of their capacity to address contemporary problems and an awareness of their limitations. You will also be able to discuss some of their most prominent cases. If you would like to have a better understanding of international law in action in The Hague, this is definitely the course for you! This course is free to join and to participate in. There is the possibility to get a verified certificate for the course, which is a paid option. If you want a certificate, but are unable to pay for it, you can request financial aid via Coursera...
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An introduction to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague

Welcome to this first week in which we will enter the world of the international judiciary with you. We will discuss the evolution of international dispute settlement in our international legal order. The leading question is: why did people start thinking about creating international courts? We will also introduce the community of international courts present in The Hague today. ...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 35 min), 9 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Trailer2 min
Introduction to the Course2 min
Introduction2 min
The History of International Dispute Settlement in The Hague7 min
Diplomatic versus Judicial International Dispute Settlement8 min
Overview of the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague6 min
The Course Themes: Law and Politics, State Consent, Global Values4 min
Reading9 lectures
Meet the instructor & her team5 min
How to pass this course & obtain your certificate5 min
Welcome to Leiden University5 min
Complete our short survey10 min
Tips for studying online5 min
Being successful in an international virtual learning environment5 min
Behaving in an academic way5 min
Required Reading min
Recommended Reading min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
An Introduction to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague20 min

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ)

This week we are going to explore the principle judicial organ of the United Nations—the International Court of Justice. This Court has dual functions as an institution that settles disputes between States, and as an advice giver within the UN system. We will explore the limitations that the Court faces in its fulfilment of these functions as well as its potential as an institution, particularly in the context of disputes involving the protection of the environment. From this week onwards, you will also be able to start working on the peer assignment. All relevant information with regard to the peer assignment can be find below. We look forward to reading how you view the future of the international courts and tribunals in The Hague! ...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 52 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video5 vidéos
The ICJ's Contentious Jurisdiction8 min
Advisory Opinions of the International Court of Justice8 min
The International Court of Justice and the Protection of the Environment7 min
Interview with Judge Christopher Greenwood16 min
Reading2 lectures
Required Reading min
Recommended Reading min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
The International Court of Justice20 min

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The Arbitration of International Disputes

This week, we will explore the world of international arbitration. More specifically, we will focus on the Permanent court of arbitration, inter-state arbitration and investor-state arbitration. Through our videos, you will discover the history and characteristics of arbitration and you will understand how its functioning is impacted by the dynamics at play within the international and domestic societies. You will also come to realize the importance of public interests in the disputes settled through arbitration and you will learn how they are taken into account in international arbitration....
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5 vidéos (Total 44 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Introduction to Inter-State Arbitration5 min
Introduction to Investor-state Arbitration7 min
Investment Arbitration and Public Interests: Human Health7 min
Interview with Brooks W. Daly16 min
Reading2 lectures
Required Reading min
Recommended Reading min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
The Arbitration of International Disputes20 min

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International Criminal Courts and Tribunals

This week examines a relatively new type of international courts, namely international criminal courts, with a focus on the ICC. We will discuss ongoing cases and debates, including sensitive issues such as the prosecution of sitting Heads of States. We will also inquire whether the international community is in need of a new dedicated international terrorism tribunal. ...
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5 vidéos (Total 85 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
The International Criminal Court13 min
Interview with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda41 min
International Criminal Courts and Global Values: The ICC and Democracy10 min
Towards an International Terrorism Tribunal?8 min
Reading3 lectures
Required Reading min
Recommended Reading min
Documents for Reference min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
International Criminal Courts and Tribunals20 min
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Meilleurs avis

par 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.

par AMJan 27th 2017

I loved this course. Videos are very clear and well structured that for me (with non-law degree) was very easy to follow and systemize my knowledge. Thank you very much.

Enseignants

Larissa van den Herik

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

Cecily Rose

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

Yannick Radi

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

À propos de 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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