Module Leader: Dr Rosa Freedman
This module explores the legal frameworks governing, and politico-legal concerns relating to, international dispute resolution. Students will be introduced to the different methods for resolving disputes between different types of actors at the transnational, regional and international levels. They will gain an understanding of international disputes, the options for resolving them, and how the nature of a dispute might inform decisions as to resolution mechanism used. The module will explore questions such as the legal and political factors relevant to selecting dispute resolution approaches, the choices available to parties, ‘forum shopping’, informal resolution structures (such as negotiation, conciliation, good offices, and mediation), arbitration, and international judicial adjudication.