International Dispute Resolution module (LW52142)

Learn the key components of international dispute resolution. You will gain a critical view of the work of courts and tribunals

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As the international community faces more and more complex challenges, the peaceful resolution of international disputes, and prevention of war, has never been so important.

This module covers the key components of international dispute resolution. This provides you with a critical view of the work of courts and tribunals.

The module focuses on international arbitration and adjudication. It is organised into two main blocks.

The first block provides an advanced introduction to international courts and tribunals. The second block critically investigates important aspects and issues in terms of their procedure and work.

Cases of historical importance and current relevance will be covered throughout the module. This includes:

  • security
  • human rights
  • economic law
  • environmental law
  • energy

The assignment will involve a moot competition.

This module offers a solid foundation for building critical knowledge necessary for all those in a career in international law. This is especially the case when combined with our World Trade Law and International Investment Law modules.

What you will learn

In this module, you will:

  • gain a critical introduction to the law and procedure of international courts and tribunals

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • deal with materials from different courts and tribunals
  • identify and assimilate material from a wide variety of legal sources. You will learn to extract relevant information from these materials to engage with the seminars and assessment

Assignments / assessment

  • moot (50%)
  • written submissions (50%)

This module does not have a final exam.

Teaching methods / timetable

  • seminars
  • independent study


This module is available on following courses: