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GIP3052038, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
LAW (Ord. 2017)
GI0270, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE SETTLEMENT
Department of reference Department of Public, International and Community Law
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

No lecturer assigned to this course unit

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines IUS/13 International Law 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 07/06/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 A.A. 2018/19 sede di Padova 11/10/2018 30/09/2019 GATTINI ANDREA (Presidente)
CORTESE BERNARDO (Membro Effettivo)
SARZO MATTEO (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Teaching disabled for the academic year 2018/19
Examination methods: Teaching disabled for the academic year 2018/19
Course unit contents: Teaching disabled for the academic year 2018/19
Course contents Academic year 2017/2018
Chapter 1. Definitions : international adjudication

1st lecture. Courts and tribunals v. alternative dispute resolution

2nd lecture. National v. international courts and tribunals

3rd & 4th lectures. The legal status of international courts and tribunals: applicable law and municipal control

Chapter 2. The plurality of international adjudication bodies

5th lecture. International arbitral tribunals

6th lecture. International courts

7th lecture. The relationships between international courts and tribunals

Chapter 3. The jurisdictional basis

8th lecture. General principles: is international litigation based on consent?

9th lecture. “Contractual” and unilateral jurisdiction

10th & 11th lectures. “Arbitration without privity”

12th lecture. The interpretation of the jurisdictional basis and the most favored nation clause

Chapter 4. Jurisdiction (competence)

13th lecture. The concept of jurisdiction

14th & 15th lectures. Jurisdiction ratione materiae

16th lecture. Jurisdiction ratione personae

17th lecture. Jurisdiction ratione temporis

18th lecture. Jurisdiction ratione loci

Chapter 5. Admissibility

19th lecture. The concept of admissibility

20th lecture. General conditions of admissibility (I): the existence of a legal dispute

21st lecture. General conditions of admissibility (II): the application of the law (and locus standi)

22nd lecture. General conditions of admissibility (III): the adjudication (i.e. the possibility to issue a binding decision)

23rd lecture. Special conditions of admissibility (I): form, renunciation, time limits

24th lecture. Special conditions of admissibility (II): the local remedies rule

Chapter 6. The trial (general features)

25th lecture. The parties (personae)

26th lecture. The relief (petitum)

27th lecture. The cause of action (I) (causa petendi)

28th lecture. The cause of action (II) (applicable law)

29th lecture. Additional decisions: interpretation, rectification, revision, reopening

30th lecture. Remedies (I): appeals

31st lecture. Remedies (II): annulment

Chapter 7. The proceedings (selected issues)

32nd lecture. Institution of proceedings

33rd lecture. Provisional measures

34th lecture. Due process: audi alteram partem

35th lecture. Administration of the proceedings

Chapter 8. The decision

36th lecture. Adoption of the decision (impartiality, deliberation, form)

37th lecture. Content of the decision

38th & 39th lecture. Authority (res iudicata and execution)

Chapter 9. Evidence

40th lecture. The burden of proof (onus probandi)

41st & 42nd lecture. Administration of evidence

43rd lecture. Admissibility of evidence

44th to 48th lectures: discussion, latest developments and control.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Indications Academic year 2017/2018
R. Mackenzie, C. Romano, Y. Shany & Ph. Sands, The Manual on International Courts and Tribunals, Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2010 (2nd edition).

A. Tanzi, Cases and Materials on International Investment Arbitration, Padova: CEDAM, 2013.

N.B. C. Santulli has published in French a book on international litigation: Droit du contentieux international, Paris, LGDJ-Lextenso, 2015 (2nd edition).
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