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School of Law

SOLM241 Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes (Not running 2021-22)

Module Description

This module will first trace the evolution of dispute settlement amongst states from the use of force to the use of a binding form of dispute settlement and to compulsory jurisdiction. It will then discuss the centrality of consent and analyse the main treaties creating courts and tribunals and their procedures, and treaties creating rights and obligations and including a dispute settlement clause. Thirdly, the module will present the different methods for peacefully solving international disputes between states: negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration and permanent courts. An essential part of the module will be dedicated to analysing in detail the procedure before the International Court of Justice.

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

5,000-7,000 word essay

Credits

30 Credits