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International Law in Action: A Guide to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague, Universiteit Leiden

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About this Course

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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By MV

Apr 29, 2019

It was good overview course about three main international courts in The Hague. The lectures were good structured and clear. Interviews were impressed and made international court practices "real".

By TD

Mar 24, 2019

Very informative and quite challenging\n\nThis course has provided me with material and resources to be able to think about larger ideas and the extent to which International Law is important.

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By Maria Voskobitova

Apr 29, 2019

It was good overview course about three main international courts in The Hague. The lectures were good structured and clear. Interviews were impressed and made international court practices "real".

By Anita Yadav

Apr 15, 2019

Very useful course with various practical examples

By ORTHION

Apr 04, 2019

Je recommande vivement cet enseignement de grande qualité.

By Taylor Dombrowski

Mar 24, 2019

Very informative and quite challenging

This course has provided me with material and resources to be able to think about larger ideas and the extent to which International Law is important.

By MIGUEL BUSTAMANTE ESCUDERO

Mar 13, 2019

congratulations to all the team of collaborators and the teachers, it was a nice experience that I intend to repeat it, a hug to all.

By Robert Augusto de Souza

Mar 05, 2019

Great course and an amazing opportunity to learn more about International Law!

By Rahul Bishnoi

Jan 16, 2019

Good reading and reference material

By Sooriya Arya

Dec 30, 2018

Preferable!

By Bárbara Parra Baptista Viveiro

Dec 14, 2018

It is a very good course with very good professors!

By Yukti Ria Bishnoi

Dec 13, 2018

I loved the course material, it was very informative and my understanding of International Courts and Tribunals has definitely increased