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The Grotius Centre Launches its First International Law MOOC

Leiden Law School’s Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies is pleased to announce its first massive open online course (MOOC). On 18 January 2016, International Law in Action: A Guide to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague will go live on Coursera, an education platform that partners with universities to offer free online courses.

This course features videos by Professor Larissa van den Herik, Dr. Yannick Radi, and Dr. Cecily Rose. Together, they will introduce participants to the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and the International Criminal Court, among other courts and tribunals based in The Hague. Three cross-cutting themes unite these discussions: first, the interaction between law and politics; second, the role of State consent; and third, the role that international courts and tribunals can play in the protection of the public interest and global values. The course offers participants an opportunity to gain insights into the distinct roles played by the international courts and tribunals  based in The Hague, and to develop an appreciation of their potential as well as their limitations. This course will be followed by two further Grotius Centre MOOCs that will delve further into the fields of international criminal law and international arbitration. 

Image The International Court of Justice in The Hague
© UN Photo/ICJ/Jeroen Bouman 

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