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030285 KU The Practice of International Dispute Settlement (2020S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Presents at first seminar on 10th March 2020 is mandatory for participation in this course (also for students on the waiting list).

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 56 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Presence on 10th March 2020 is mandatory (including for students on the waiting list).

Tuesday 10.03. 13:30 - 15:00 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Tuesday 17.03. 13:30 - 15:00 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Tuesday 24.03. 13:30 - 15:00 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Tuesday 31.03. 13:30 - 15:00 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Tuesday 21.04. 13:30 - 15:00 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Tuesday 28.04. 13:30 - 15:00 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Tuesday 05.05. 13:30 - 15:00 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Tuesday 12.05. 13:30 - 15:00 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Tuesday 19.05. 13:30 - 15:00 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Tuesday 26.05. 13:30 - 15:00 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will discuss landmark decisions of several international courts and tribunals. Each weekly seminar will be devoted to an in-depth discussion of a single landmark decision. Readings will be extracts from the assigned cases and from the course book.

Cases discussed include Mavrommatis, Lotus, Island of Palmas, Corfu Channel, Legal Status of Eastern Greenland, Trail Smelter, Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, South West Africa, Barcelona Traction, Nuclear Weapons, The Wall Advisory Opinion, Jurisdictional Immunities of the State and the Chagos Advisory Opinion.

The course revisit and contextualizes significant cases in public international law with the benefit of hindsight. Significant attention will be paid to not just the consequences of each case (e.g. actual outcome, legal principles derived from the ruling) but also their substance as an artefact of diplomatic history.

Assessment and permitted materials

In light of the switch to home learning, grading is modified from the original (class Participation: 40%, 2 Reflection Papers: 60%) as follows:

The two reflection papers count for 100%. Intervening in the Zoom videoconferences is a bonus and can help to improve one's grade.

2 Reflection Papers: 100%

To stimulate discussion, participants will write two response papers concerning two cases over the course of the semester. A response paper can consist of any or all of critique, summary, elaboration, expressions of disagreement or puzzlement, and so on – as long as it is directed to the case for the next class.

Response papers should be 1000 words long and need to be uploaded via Moodle 48 hours prior to the relevant class. They need to include the participant’s name, email address and word count.

There is no final exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A basic international law course is helpful, but not required.

Please come to class prepared. I will assume that you have done the assigned reading for each class.

In light of the switch to home learning, participation in the video conferences at the regular class times is encouraged. At the same time, it is understood that it may not be possible for all students to participate in the videoconference every week for a variety of reasons. Until class teaching resumes, there is no obligation to participate and the previous rule that no more than two classes may be missed is suspended.

Examination topics

No final exam.

A response paper can consist of any or all of critique, summary, elaboration, expressions of disagreement or puzzlement, and so on – as long as it is directed to the case for the seminar concerned.

Reading list

Eirik Bjørge and Cameron Miles., Landmark cases in public international law (Hart Publishing 2017)

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