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Subtitles: English, French

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JusticeCriminal JusticeInternational LawArbitration
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Hours to complete

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English

Subtitles: English, French

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 35 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Introduction to the Course2m
Introduction2m
The History of International Dispute Settlement in The Hague7m
Diplomatic versus Judicial International Dispute Settlement8m
Overview of the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague6m
The Course Themes: Law and Politics, State Consent, Global Values4m
Reading9 readings
Meet the instructor & her team5m
How to pass this course & obtain your certificate5m
Welcome to Leiden University5m
Complete our short survey10m
Tips for studying online5m
Being successful in an international virtual learning environment5m
Behaving in an academic way5m
Required Readingm
Recommended Readingm
Quiz1 practice exercise
An Introduction to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 52 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
The ICJ's Contentious Jurisdiction8m
Advisory Opinions of the International Court of Justice8m
The International Court of Justice and the Protection of the Environment7m
Interview with Judge Christopher Greenwood16m
Reading2 readings
Required Readingm
Recommended Readingm
Quiz1 practice exercise
The International Court of Justice20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

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....
Reading
5 videos (Total 44 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Introduction to Inter-State Arbitration5m
Introduction to Investor-state Arbitration7m
Investment Arbitration and Public Interests: Human Health7m
Interview with Brooks W. Daly16m
Reading2 readings
Required Readingm
Recommended Readingm
Quiz1 practice exercise
The Arbitration of International Disputes20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

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. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 85 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
The International Criminal Court13m
Interview with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda41m
International Criminal Courts and Global Values: The ICC and Democracy10m
Towards an International Terrorism Tribunal?8m
Reading3 readings
Required Readingm
Recommended Readingm
Documents for Referencem
Quiz1 practice exercise
International Criminal Courts and Tribunals20m
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Top Reviews

By 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.

By 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.

Instructors

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Larissa van den Herik

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

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

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

About 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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