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CertificateOnline Course in International Conflict and Dispute Settlement

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Participants of the course in International Conflict and Dispute Settlement will gain insight into the mechanisms of international dispute resolution and an understanding of how they function. In the process, participants will also have familiarized themselves with international cases that in light of their significance have attracted worldwide attention.

The course is highly interactive: the ‘Socratic method’ is used to engage participants, encourage debate and stimulate critical thinking about the subject matter.

The course will be taught by RGSL Visiting Professor Tjaco van den Hout. Educated in international law at Leiden University, he pursued a career in the Dutch diplomatic service rising to the level of Deputy Secretary-General of the Dutch Foreign Ministry. He subsequently served as Secretary-General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. After nine years at the helm of this international organization, he returned to diplomatic service and was appointed Ambassador to Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia and Laos — a post he held until the middle of 2011.

Programme structure

Each month has its own designated specialisation such as European Union Law, Good Governance or European Political Economy, etc. The students may only complete one course.

Each course has 32 teaching hours consisting of lectures and seminars. Within each course, the selected participants will undergo intensive studies and earn 1.5 ECTS credit points upon passing the exam.

Course sessions will take place on specified days via the Zoom platform. In total, the participants will meet about three times a week. All course participants will also have access to the RGSL study portal, where course materials will be available.

Participants are expected to fulfil the assignments as well as pass an exam upon completion of the course.

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