DI149 | Spring | 6 ECTS

International Law Through Cases

In this farewell course/seminar before his retirement, professor Kohen intends to discuss international law mainly through cases in which he acted as counsel before the ICJ or ITLOS or as arbitrator in investors/States dispute settlement. The way international law is advocated, interpreted and applied before and by international courts and tribunals will be critically assessed. Cases will include important advisory opinions such as the Wall, Kosovo and Chagos, and contentious cases covering a wide range of aspects, including the manner in which customary law is determined, interpretation of treaties, consent to jurisdiction, maritime and territorial disputes, environmental disputes, immunities, as well as fundamental principles of international law.