This course aims to provide an in-depth analysis of international dispute resolution as a technique for resolving international law disputes.
The course will:
1. address the settlement of international disputes from an historical and systemic point of view;
2. review the content and scope of the obligation to settle disputes by peaceful means;
3. elaborate on the notion of ‘international dispute’ and examine related admissibility issues stemming from the law of international responsibility;
4. review the various non- judicial means of settlement (negotiation, mediation, good offices, enquiry, UN);
5. review the various global judicial means of settlement (arbitration, including investment
arbitration, ICJ, ITLOS, WTO);
6. the most substantial part of the course will be dedicated to an in-depth analysis of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as a leading model for judicial settlement (institutional aspects, contentious jurisdiction ratione personae and ratione materiae, advisory jurisdiction, procedure, including all incidental proceedings, interpretation and revision
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all of the course requirements will be able to:
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the benefits and pitfalls of the various international dispute resolution techniques;
- Reflect critically on the role of international law in pacifying international relations and its interplays with politics;
- Demonstrate a clear and enhanced understanding of those various techniques;
- Demonstrate a professional knowledge and understanding of the International Court of Justice, its jurisdiction and procedure; and
- Plan and execute complex legal research with independence in order to produce original scholarship.
Other InformationThis is an intensive course with a 4 day compulsory intensive (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 4 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment for this course is likely to consist of:
- Class participation (10%) and
- Research essay (90%, 6,000 words).
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Workload26 hours of face to face teaching (4 day intensive). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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