Heidelberg University

Master of Laws in International Law (LL.M.) - 2017


FALL TERM (April - July 2017)

I. An envolving International Law as the background for international dispute settlement

  1. Changes in the international system and its impact on International Law
  2. Introduction to contemporary International Law (Nature and sources)
  3. The changing role of subjects of International Law (States, individuals, International organizations)
  4. Rights and obligations of individuals under International Law
  5. State responsibility under International Law
  6. Bases of jurisdiction under International Law (territorial, extraterritorial, universal)
  7. The settlement of disputes in contemporary International Law
  8. The structure and functions of the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
  9. Environmental and natural resources issues in contemporary International Law

II. International trade and dispute settlement

  1. The evolving Law governing International Trade under the GATT/WTO: fundamental rules
  2. Trade in Services and dispute settlement: WTO, Free Trade Agreements and other international governing rules
  3. Enhancing Competition in International Trade and the role of dispute settlement: anti-dumping, subsidies and other issues in the WTO
  4. The Settlement of Disputes under the WTO: Panels, Appellate Body and Compliance
  5. The Chilean cases in the dispute settlement system of the WTO

Fall Workshops

Workshop 1: Introduction to the European and German Law

Workshop 2: The emergence of International Economic Law


WINTER TERM (July - September 2017)

II. International trade and dispute settlement (continuation)

  1. Regional economic integration in the European Union (progress and obstacles)
  2. The experience of economic integration in Latin America: A critic assessment (MERCOSUR, Andean Community, Central American Community, Caribbean Community)
  3. Rules and principles concerning free trade and dispute settlement under Free Trade Agreements with particular reference to those entered into by Latin American countries and the Chile-European Union Association Agreement
  4. Inter-continental macro Free Trade negotiations: Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, European Union-United States Free trade negotiations, Canada-European Union Free Trade Agreement
  5. Dispute resolution in highly integrated regional systems
  6. New issues concerning trade and the environment: trends in the light of dispute settlement
  7. Intellectual property and dispute settlement: issues concerning international Regulation
  8. Procedures for the settlement of international and domestic disputes in Intellectual Property
  9. Research methodology


SPRING TERM (September - December 2017)

III. International investment and commercial arbitration

  1. Introduction to International Investment Treaties and Investment Treaty Arbitration, with particular reference to ICSID
  2. Direct and Indirect Expropriation, Fair and Equitable Treatment and other standards of protection under investment treaties and Free Trade Agreements
  3. Diplomatic Protection
  4. Investments and trade and the new European Union policies
  5. The regime of foreign investments under Chilean legislation and international agreements
  6. International settlement for financial disputes and State insolvency
  7. New issues in international commercial arbitration
  8. Arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce and relating practice
  9. Arbitrating under UNCITRAL Rules. Permanent Court of International Arbitration, LCIA, UNIDROIT and other institutions
  10. International Arbitration Law in Chile and the German Arbitration Law
  11. International Commercial Arbitration in Chile

Spring Workshops

Workshop III: General principles of international contracts

Workshop IV: Evaluation of the methodology for the thesis Project



In the course of this term, students shall participate in the following workshops:

Workshop V: The individual and the State in contemporary Europe: issues in international and community law

Workshop VI: Managing the international society under the rule of law: new challenges for international law


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