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International Law in Action: the Arbitration of International Disputes

2020/2021
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 2 модуль

Преподаватель


Егорова Алена Сергеевна

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This third course explores the major aspects of international arbitration as one of the most common method of international dispute settlement . Through this course you will gain an in-depth understanding of the various facets of international arbitration through the analysis of its role as a mechanism of dispute settlement, its institutions, the fields of law it is applicable to, and, of course, its most famous awards.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This course offers you an opportunity to gain a better insight into international arbitration, its role and the current issues relating to it. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the principles and rules of arbitration. You will explore the topic through concrete examples and the most prominent arbitrations. You will also grasp the notion of international arbitration navigating between law and politics. International arbitration and The Hague go hand in hand: several key arbitration institutes are located in The Hague and important disputes were settled here through arbitration. The Hague is, so to speak, ‘the place to be for international arbitration’, especially when we are dealing with arbitration between States, or arbitration of investment disputes between foreign investors and States.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • The student knows the international arbitration courts system; in particular he focuses on the Permanent court of arbitration, inter-state arbitration and investor-state arbitration.
  • The student should be familiar with the jurisdiction of ICJ and its dual competence.
  • The student should be familiar with the preconditions for international dispute settlement appearance, with the current system of international courts and tribunals
  • The student summarizes the knowledge obtained, allocates distinctive features and purpose of each international court and tribunal
  • The student understands how international criminal courts and tribunals exercise their powers, he is familiar with current situations and cases regarding ensuring individual criminal responsibility
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Welcome to the course
    Welcome ! Before you start we invite you to first go through our introduction module and introduce yourself in the forum to meet your fellow learners. If you encounter any difficulties while studying, please let us know in the forum. For technical difficulties or questions regarding the course certificate, you can always contact the Coursera Learner Center. Good luck & we hope you will enjoy this course.
  • The History and General Principles of International Arbitration
    Have you read all the tips for studying online? Are you ready to delve into the world of dispute settlement through international arbitration? This week, you will learn the history of international arbitration and the general principles of international arbitration. We will also discuss the work of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and its role as administrator of arbitrations.
  • Arbitration and the Law of the Sea
    This week will explore the role of international arbitration in settling disputes between States under the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS). Why do States choose arbitration to settle their disputes regarding the law of the sea? To answer this question, we will study how arbitration fits into the complex dispute settlement architecture of UNCLOS, and discuss the option given to States parties to choose either arbitration or settlement through adjudication before the International Court of Justice or the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. We will conclude this week with an analysis of the famous dispute between the Philippines and China in relation to the parties' maritime entitlements in the South China Sea. Through this case, you will learn how arbitration navigates between law and politics.
  • Investment Arbitration
    Do you remember, from the first week, the different types of parties to a dispute? What makes an arbitration 'mixed'? This week, we will focus on investment treaty arbitration, the most notable example of arbitration between States and non-State actors. I will introduce you to the main principles of investment treaty arbitration, and the procedure at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
  • State Immunity and the Enforcement & Validity of International Arbitral Decision
    What happens after an arbitral award has been rendered? Can an award be invalidated? How are arbitral awards enforced? This week, we will see how a ‘valid’ decision can be rendered and what the parties who are dissatisfied with a decision can or cannot do. More specifically, you will learn about the aftermath of the Yukos Arbitration, an investment arbitration that perfectly illustrates the interplay between state immunity and the enforcement of arbitral awards.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking онлайн тест
  • non-blocking итоговый онлайн тест
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.7 * итоговый онлайн тест + 0.3 * онлайн тест
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Focarelli, C. (2019). International Law. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2169048
  • Skorupa-Wulczyńska, A. (2019). Language Rights in the Light of International Law. https://doi.org/10.12775/CLR.2018.003
  • Бекяшев К.А. - Международное публичное право. Учебник - Проспект - 2019 - ISBN: 978-5-392-29680-4 - Текст электронный // ЭБС Проспект - URL: http://ebs.prospekt.org/book/42150

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Бекяшев К.А., Моисеев Е.Г. - Международное публичное право в вопросах и ответах. Учебное пособие - Проспект - 2015 - ISBN: 978-5-392-16352-6 - Текст электронный // ЭБС Проспект - URL: http://ebs.prospekt.org/book/27746