(LAWG-4068) - 3 UNITS

In this course, students learn about the wide and increasingly expanding array of international courts and tribunals: their functions, jurisdiction, procedure, caseload and effectiveness.

The course will cover:

a) International courts for the settlement of disputes between states (e.g. International Court of Justice, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; World Trade Organization dispute settlement system)

b) International Human Rights Court (e.g. European, Inter-American and African courts of human rights)

c) Courts of regional economic integration agreements (e.g. Court of Justice of the European Union, Andean Court of Justice, Caribbean Court of Justice, North American Free Trade Agreement dispute settlement system)

d) International criminal courts (e.g. International Criminal Court)

e) International arbitral tribunals (e.g. Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes)

d) International Claims Commissions (e.g. Iran-USA Claims tribunal)