International arbitration (2022/2023)

Course code
Academic sector

Learning outcomes

The course is aimed at providing an in-depth analysis of arbitration as a dispute settlement mechanism between States (inter-states arbitration), between private parties (commercial arbitration) as well as between States and private parties (investment arbitration). Specific attention will be devoted to the understanding of the advantages and specificities of arbitration, such as its flexibility, its expeditiousness, the confidentiality aspect, freedom to designate the arbitrators and easier circulation of arbitral awards compared to diplomatic processes, international tribunals and decisions rendered by state courts, as the case may be. At the end of the course, students will develop the ability to formulate, in an autonomous and critical way, judgements and elaborated arguments on the main legal questions dealt with in class.