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北大法学院Global and Comparative Law课程系列 村濑信也教授:“国际争端的和平解决:若干问题”

课程简介:本课程将从国际法上和平解决争端的基本理论出发,以丰富的案例材料,全面梳理以国际法院、海洋法法庭为代表的国际司法机构的工作理念、制度和程序,并揭示国际法不同分支的和平解决争端方式之异同。

 

上课时间:2018年11月3日-12月22日,每周六上午8:30-12:00

 

上课地点:北京大学第二教学楼317教室

 

课程注册:课程开放校内外师生选修。无学分。课程报名请提前联系课程助教刘继,报名邮箱pkulawids@163.com

 

主讲人简介:

  村濑信也,日本上智大学荣休国际法教授、国际法研究院院士、联合国国际法委员会现任委员和“大气层保护”专题的特别报告员。2014-2017年间曾担任中国青年政治学院(现中国社会科学院大学)访问教授,2017年11月起任北京大学法学院访问教授。

  村濑教授是东京大学法学博士(1972)、哈佛大学法学院访问学者(1974-1976)、哥伦比亚大学法学院访问教授(1995)。其曾任联合国法律事务厅法律顾问(1980-1982)、亚洲开发银行行政法庭法官(1998-2004)、联合国国际法委员会委员(2009至今)、海牙常设仲裁法院仲裁员(2013至今),并于2011年入选国际法研究院副院士、2017年入选院士,是当今国际法学界公认的国际法大家,在国际法基本理论、国际环境法等领域有深厚造诣。

 

 

Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes

Selected Problems

Syllabus

                  3 November - 22 December, 2018      

               

               PART ONE: Conflicts and Disputes 

 

1.Introduction (Sat. 3 Nov.)

  Relevant Cases: The Rainbow Warrior case (1990); Jan Mayen Maritime Delimitation case (ICJ, 1999); Fisheries Jurisdiction case (ICJ, 1974)

  Reading: Collier & Lowe, The Settlement of Disputes in International Law, Oxford, 1999; Phillip Jessup, Price of International Justice, 1971.

  Arbitration

  Relevant cases: Alabama case (1872); Japanese House Tax case (PCA, 1905);

  Southern Blue Fin Tuna case (Australia, NZ v. Japan, 2000); Maritime and Land Boundary dispute (Croatia v. Slovenia, 2017); Yukos case (Yukos v. Russia, UNCITRAL, 2009)

   Territorial Disputes      

   Relevant cases:(1) Palmas (PCA 1928); (2) Eastern Greenland (PCIJ1933); (3) Minquiers and Ecrehos (ICJ 1953);(4) Japan’s territorial disputes and conflicts

 

       PART TWO: International Court of Justice

 

2. Significance of Judicial Proceedings in the Settlement of International Disputes (Sat. 10 Nov.)

    Relevant Cases: South West Africa case (1966); Nicaragua case (1984) 

   Reading: Mariko Kawano, “The Role of Judicial Procedures in the Process of the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes,” Recueil des cours, Vol. 346, 2009, pp.9-474.

   Procedures for Contentious Cases

   Relevant Cases: La Grand case, ICJ,1999, 2001) (, Hostages case, ICJ, 1980), Temple cases (ICJ, 1962, 2013)

   Advisory Opinions of the International Court of Justice

   Relevant Cases: Austro-German Customs Union case (PCIJ,1931); Nuclear Weapons case (1996)

 

3.  Applicable Law of the International Court of Justice (Sat. 17 Nov.)

    Questions: What is “general international law”, “general principles of law” and “equity”?

    Relevant Cases: North Sea Continental Shelf cases (ICJ, 1969), Fisheries

Jurisdiction cases (ICJ, 1974), Nicaragua Case (ICJ, 1986), Sovereign Immunities case (ICJ, Germany v. Italy, 2012) Whaling in the Antarctic case (ICJ, Australia v. Japan, NZ intervening, 2014), Frontier Dispute (Burkina Faso v. Mali, 1985).

 Reading: M. Vazquez-Bermudez, “General Principles of Law”, ILC Report, 2017, Annex A

 

4.  Rules of Evidence before the Court (Sat. 24 Nov.)

    Related Cases: Corfu Channel case (ICJ, 1949); Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros case (ICJ, 1997), Pulp Mills case (ICJ, 2010) and Whaling case (ICJ, 2014); Road Construction case (ICJ, Costa Rica v. Nicaragua, 2015); Maritime Delimitation (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua, pending)

    Reading: A. Rajput, “Evidence before international courts and tribunals”, ILC Report 2017, Annex B

 

          PART THREE: Dispute Settlement by Other Forums

 

5.  Dispute Settlement Procedures of the UN Charter (Sat. 1 .Dec.)

UN Peacekeeping Operations

    Relevant Cases: Reparations case (1948), Certain Expenses case (1949)

    Unilateral Measures outside the UN Charter

    Reading: Murase, International Law, pp. 276-287; pp. 288-309.

   Re-interpretation of Japan’s Constitution, Article 9

   Reading: Panel Reports on National Security Issues (2007, 2013).

  

6.  International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Sat. 8 Dec.)

    Relevant Cases: The Saiga (1999), Mox Plant 2001), ARA Liberated (2012), Seabed Area (Adv. Op, 2011)

  South China Sea dispute (PCA, Philippines v. China, 2015)

 

7.  International Economic Law Disputes (Sat. 15 Dec.)

Extraterritorial Application of Anti-Trust Law (or Tax Law)

  Relevant Cases: The Lotus case (PCIJ, 1923); The Alcoa case (US  1941); Timberlane (US 1976), Mannington Mills (US 1979); The Siberian Pipelines case (1982). 

   Reading: Murase, International Law, pp. 247-250.

  Investment Dispute Settlement

  Relevant Cases: Ambatieros case (ICJ, 1953), Maffezini case (ICSID, 2000)

  Reading: ILC Study Group Report on the MFN Clauses (2015); Alverez’s paper on “A BIT on Custom,” and Murase’s paper on “A BIT on Mixed Tribunal.”

  WTO Dispute Settlement

  Related Cases: Gasoline case (WTO, 1998)

  Reading: Murase, International Law, pp. 130-165, 267-275.

 

8.  International Environmental Law Disputes (Sat. 22 Dec.)

  Related Cases: Trail Smelter Arbitration (1941); Gabčikovo-Nagymaros (ICJ, Slovakia–Hungary, 1997); Pulp Mills (ICJ, Argentina-Uruguay, 2010); Whaling in the Antarctica (ICJ, Australia v. Japan, NZ intervening, 2014); Road Construction (ICJ, Nicaragua v. Costa Rica, 2015)

  Reading: S. Murase, ILC Fifth Report (2018)