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Settlement of International Disputes

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты

Преподаватель

Программа дисциплины

Аннотация

The course introduces basics of peaceful means for dispute resolution in terms of contemporary legal and political framework. Students will be guided through the techniques and institutions used to overcome tensions and conflicts primarily from the public international law perspective. The course slightly touches upon diplomatic instruments, such as mediation, negotiation, inquiry. However, the core topics outline distinctively legal methods - arbitration and adjudication. Nature and procedural peculiarities of the following major institutions are under consideration: the UN, International Court of Justice separately, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.
Цель освоения дисциплины

Цель освоения дисциплины

  • know basic categories, institutions and proceedings within the main sections of the course;
  • be able to explain them and give examples of emblematic cases in international legal practice;
  • know primary instruments of dispute resolution and applicable legal limitations for diplomatic or adjudicative involvement;
  • know specific legal aspects of negotiation proceedings, including the variety of fact finding means and subsequent commitmen;
  • be able to use the core terminology when discussing theoretical and practical issues;
  • be able to evaluate effectiveness and relevance of diplomatic, arbitral and judicial decisions;
  • be able to set goals and tasks related to the performance of professional functions; analyze situations and facts taking into account acquired skills and knowledge;
  • be able to reflect on the content of legal acts and apply them for fact finding, negotiation and adjudication;
  • have the following skills: analytical approach towards diplomatic tensions, legal disputes, military conflicts; adequate use of relevant theories, categories and legal norms in relation to complex situations; performance of mediation, arbitral, judicial functions.
Результаты освоения дисциплины

Результаты освоения дисциплины

  • know basic categories, institutions and proceedings within the main sections of the course
  • know primary instruments of dispute resolution and applicable legal limitations for diplomatic or adjudicative involvement
  • know specific legal aspects of negotiation proceedings, including the variety of fact finding means and subsequent commitment
  • be able to use the core terminology when discussing theoretical and practical issues; evaluate effectiveness and relevance of diplomatic, arbitral and judicial decisions
  • be able to set goals and tasks related to the performance of professional functions; analyze situations and facts taking into account acquired skills and knowledge
  • be able to reflect on the content of legal acts and apply them for fact finding, negotiation and adjudication
Содержание учебной дисциплины

Содержание учебной дисциплины

  • Legal framework for the regulation of international affairs. International tensions, disputes and conflicts: jurisprudence and political agenda
    Diplomatic tensions, breach of international obligations and restoration of international order. Treaty and customary law remedies. Territorial disputes. Current issues of collective security. Latest legal findings in relation to armed conflicts, classification. Erga omnes obligations: current legal findings for protection of international peace and security (including genocide cases). Responsibility to protect doctrine: emergence, legal basis, challenges.
  • State and Non-State actors as parties to a dispute. Legal status, capacity, responsibility
    Overview of the subjects of International Law. Latest developments of categories “statehood”, “effective control”, “self-determination”, “failed state” etc. Legal status of insurgents and national liberation movements.
  • Basic principles of diplomatic interactions. Negotiation proceedings, consultation
    Methods of peaceful dispute resolution in accordance with the Art. 33 of the UN Charter. The role of modern diplomacy in decreasing international tensions. Peculiarities of bilateral and multilateral relations. Consultation: specific traits, advantages and limitations. Forms of negotiation, negotiation strategies and techniques.
  • Mediation, Inquiry, Conciliation
    Status and qualifications of mediators. Consent to mediation. Functions and limits of mediation. The value and effect of inquiry. Conciliation: emergence, significance and further developments under treaty law. Commissions of conciliation.
  • Arbitration
    Forms of arbitration, selection of arbitrators, principles and procedural regulations, legal basis of the final decision, the effect of the award. The impact of arbitration.
  • The International Court of Justice: membership, jurisdiction, judgment’s effect. Legal dimension
    Jurisdiction and jurisdictional disputes. Judges: election, status, qualification. ICJ Chambers. Proceedings: establishing facts, identifying the law, judgment and it’s effect. Legal and political disputes in ICJ practice. The role of the ICJ.
  • Maritime Disputes. Instruments designated by the Law of the Sea Convention
    Convention 1982: significance, content, implementation. Principle of compulsory settlement and exceptions to it. Conciliation and arbitration, special arbitration. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The Sea-Bed Disputes Chamber. Membership of ITLOS.
  • The United Nations: institutionalized machinery and proceedings
    The UN structure, primary organs and committees. The role and the proceedings of the Security Council and General Assembly. Action under Chapter VII of the Charter. Peace-keeping operations. Legal evaluation of the political decisions within the UN. Effectiveness and impact.
  • Regional instruments
    Spectrum and scope of regional organizations. Role of regional actors in dispute resolution. Legal limitations and cooperation with the UN. Adjudication.
Элементы контроля

Элементы контроля

  • неблокирующий Created with Sketch. Test 1
    Test assignment is performed in the classroom in lecturer’s presence, implies resolution of one (1) practical case based on the materials of judicial or diplomatic practice, and involves the development of effective law enforcement skills. The task should be completed within one hour (60 minutes)
  • неблокирующий Created with Sketch. In-class Participation
  • неблокирующий Created with Sketch. Exam
    Examination assignment is performed in a written form during the end-of-term period. Written exam is carried out in the classroom in lecturer’s presence, implies resolution of three (3) practical cases based on the materials of judicial or diplomatic practice, allows students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired during the course. The task should be completed within two hours (120 minutes)
  • неблокирующий Created with Sketch. Test 2
    Test assignment is performed in the classroom in lecturer’s presence, implies resolution of one (1) practical case based on the materials of judicial or diplomatic practice, and involves the development of effective law enforcement skills. The task should be completed within one hour (60 minutes)
Промежуточная аттестация

Промежуточная аттестация

  • Промежуточная аттестация (3 модуль)
    0.3 * Exam + 0.1 * In-class Participation + 0.3 * Test 1 + 0.3 * Test 2
Список литературы

Список литературы

Рекомендуемая основная литература

  • Gerber, D. J. (2010). Global Competition : Law, Markets, and Globalization. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=467462
  • Shaw, M. N. (2003). International Law (Vol. 5th ed). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=125137

Рекомендуемая дополнительная литература

  • Flores, I. B., & Himma, K. E. (2013). Law, Liberty, and the Rule of Law. Dordrecht: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=537241
  • Hong, N. (2012). UNCLOS and Ocean Dispute Settlement : Law and Politics in the South China Sea. Hoboken: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=473892