Universität Wien

030514 KU Principles of Procedure in Public International Law (2021W)

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

max. 45 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

COVID-19 NOTICE: This class will take place in person at the Juridicum to guarantee a better learning experience. For the safety of all participants, strict social distancing will be enforced (grid pattern seating, max. 50% capacity of classrooms used) and attendance will only be possible with proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test ("3G-Nachweis" as per university regulations). However, in the event of a deteriorating COVID-19 situation, the course will switch to a digital format.

Thursday 14.10. 16:30 - 18:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Thursday 21.10. 16:30 - 18:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Thursday 28.10. 16:30 - 18:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Thursday 04.11. 16:30 - 18:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Thursday 11.11. 16:30 - 18:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Thursday 18.11. 16:30 - 18:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Thursday 25.11. 16:30 - 18:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Thursday 02.12. 16:30 - 18:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Thursday 09.12. 16:30 - 18:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Thursday 16.12. 16:30 - 18:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2
Thursday 13.01. 16:30 - 18:00 Hörsaal U21 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG2

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims at providing a comprehensive and practice-related understanding of the procedural aspects of international dispute settlement. After a short introduction into the sources of procedural law in international adjudication, the course will focus on procedural principles and rules applied throughout international courts and tribunals by taking a practice-related approach.

Each course section will involve a discussion theme that revolves around real case examples showcasing the application and impact of the discussed procedural rule/principle in practice. The discussion part allows students to give their views on the cases, the procedural rules and explore alternative outcomes based on different lines of argumentation in the case. The course will thereby demonstrate that procedural rules and principles matter greatly in international dispute settlement and regularly form an important part of international litigation tactics.

Topics covered include:
- jurisdiction and admissibility;
- the standards applicable in different types of proceedings (contentious, advisory, incidental proceedings);
- evidence and fact-finding (forged or leaked evidence, use of experts before international courts and tribunals);
- the composition of courts and tribunals (judges, independence and impartiality, elections, diversity);
- decision-making at courts and tribunals;
- other procedural matters related to the functioning of international courts and tribunals.

Litigation examples and procedural rules of the following courts/ systems will be discussed:
- The International Court of Justice;
- The European Court of Human Rights;
- The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights;
- The Inter-American Court of Human Rights;
- The International Criminal Court;
- International Arbitration Tribunals.

Assessment and permitted materials

Class Participation – 40 %
Final Exam – 60 %

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The final grade will be calculated based on exam grade and class participation grade. To pass the course, students must reach a minimum of 50% of all points available for the course. A detailed point-based grading system will be communicated to the students in the Syllabus.

Examination topics

Mandatory readings (court judgments provided on Moodle) and topics covered in class will provide the basis for the exam.

Reading list

Detailed syllabus and readings will be announced and uploaded on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Th 05.05.2022 10:08