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International Law in Action: the Arbitration of International Disputes

Academic Year
Instruction in English
ECTS credits
Delivered by:
School of Public Law
Elective course
3 year, 2 module


Мазетова Елена Анатольевна

Мазетова Елена Анатольевна

Course Syllabus


The course explores the major aspects of international arbitration as one of the most common method of international dispute settlement. Through this course students will gain an in-depth understanding of the various facets of international arbitration through the analysis of its role as a mechanism of dispute settlement, its institutions, the fields of law it is applicable to, and its’ most famous awards. The course is build-up a combination of video lectures and individual practical exercises aimed at deeper self-study of the topics discussed over the video lectures. The course will be useful for foreign and Russian students seeking to deepen their knowledge on international arbitration as well as on other means of international dispute resolution. (https://www.coursera.org/learn/arbitration-international-disputes )
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The main objective of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to gain a better insight into international arbitration, its role and the current issues relating to it. As a result of the course students will gain in-depth knowledge of the principles and rules of arbitration, will explore the topic through concrete examples and the most prominent arbitrations. Students will also grasp the notion of international arbitration navigating between law and politics. During the course students will learn the basic historical concepts or arbitration, as well as key information about the Permanent Court of Arbitration, based in The Hague; they will further explore the role of international arbitration in settling disputes relating to the Law of the Sea; students will also be able to focus on investment arbitration, its principles and the procedure of the ICSID, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. In the conclusion of the course students will discuss the interplay between state immunity and enforcement of arbitral awards.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students must gain knowledge on: Arbitration as a dispute settlement mechanism, regulatory framework of arbitration, forms and essential characteristics of international arbitration, including arbitration of disputes relating to the Law of the Sea and investment arbitration.
  • Skills and abilities: − Use specific terms and sources of international arbitration law; − Practical research and analytical skills; − Skills of preparing and writing essays and legal opinions on various topics related to international law and international arbitration.
  • Students should gain the following competences: − Ability to work with information (search information from various sources, evaluate and apply information necessary for scientific and professional assignments); − Ability to work in international legal environment, apply international law, including law of international arbitration in practice; − Ability to search, analyze, and work with relevant information by applying juridical, comparative and other specific methods;
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • The History and General Principles of International Arbitration
    Introduction A Historical Perspective on International Arbitration Principles of International Arbitration Discussion: why would States prefer Arbitration over Judicial Settlement? The Permanent Court of Arbitration Self-reading
  • Arbitration and the Law of the Sea
    Introduction The Dispute Settlement Architecture of the Law of the Sea Convention Arbitrating Law of the Sea Disputes Understanding how Article 281 UNCLOS operates Discussion: why do states choose arbitration over adjudication? The South China Sea Arbitration Self-reading
  • Investment Arbitration
    Introduction Principles of Investment Treaty Arbitration Types of Claims in Investment Arbitration Arbitration under the ICSID Convention Discussion: has your Country been involved in Investment Disputes? Transparency in Investment Arbitration Self-reading
  • State Immunity and the Enforcement & Validity of International Arbitral Decision
    Introduction Annulment of International Arbitral Awards The Enforcement of International Arbitral Awards Enforcement and State Immunity: Principles Case-study on Enforcement and Immunity Self-reading
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Intermediate tests (average score)
  • non-blocking Coursera final quiz
  • non-blocking In-class Examination (written)
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.25 * Coursera final quiz + 0.5 * In-class Examination (written) + 0.25 * Intermediate tests (average score)


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Малько Елена Александровна - Международный коммерческий арбитраж - Русайнс - 2017 - 44с. - ISBN: 978-5-4365-2156-5 - Текст электронный // ЭБС BOOKRU - URL: https://book.ru/book/932087
  • Николюкин С. В. - Международный гражданский процесс и международный коммерческий арбитраж (для магистров) - Юстиция - 2019 - 256с. - ISBN: 978-5-4365-2822-9 - Текст электронный // ЭБС BOOKRU - URL: https://book.ru/book/930438

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Курочкин С.А. - Третейское разбирательство и международный коммерческий арбитраж - Общество с ограниченной ответственностью «Издательство «СТАТУТ» - 2017 - 288с. - ISBN: 978-5-8354-1322-5 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЛАНЬ - URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/113607
  • составитель и научный редактор А. И. Муранов - Международный коммерческий арбитраж: Опыт отечественного регулирования/саморегулирования. К 80-летнему юбилею МКАС при ТПП РФ: 1932—2013: Сборник избранных научных, нормативных, архивных, аналитических и иных материалов. Т. II - Общество с ограниченной ответственностью «Издательство «СТАТУТ» - 2014 - 879с. - ISBN: 978-5-8354-1033-0 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЛАНЬ - URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/61817