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INTERNATIONAL LAW AND PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE

 

 

INSTRUCTOR: Emmanuella Doussis, Associate Professor, University of Athens 

The objective of this course is to provide an in-depth analysis of the international law techniques of dispute settlement and their role in SE Europe. It analyses the founding principles of international dispute settlement, particularly the obligation to resolve disputes peacefully. Following the traditional approach, it examines the available methods of peaceful settlement of disputes. First, the non-judicial methods and the semi-judicial techniques, focusing on the interstate settlement of disputes and the settlement of disputes by international organizations. Then, it focuses on the judicial techniques offered by the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court for the Former Yugoslavia, the World Trade Organization and the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. It concludes with remarks concerning the contribution (or not) of these techniques to the settlement of disputes where countries of the SE Europe are involved. Special emphasis is put on whether the problems that caused the disputes were resolved.