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International Arbitration in Public International Law


Course is taught in the 2nd semester.

The course addresses the role of international arbitration in settling public international law disputes. Its focus lies primarily on inter-State arbitration. The course covers the basic principles of international arbitration, and then explores the law and practice of international arbitration in international law. It includes an explanation of the distinctive role of international arbitration in settling disputes in public international law as compared to other forms of dispute settlement.

The course will be assessed 100% based on a 3-hour open-book final exam.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Interstate Arbitration

  • International Arbitration under the Law of the Sea Convention

  • Applicable Law in Interstate Arbitration

  • Distinctive Features of Interstate Arbitration

  • Introduction to Investor-State Arbitration

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