Visiting Professor: Tjaco Theo van den Hout, LL.M (the Netherlands) has a unique mix of diplomatic and legal expertise. Tjaco served as a Deputy Secretary-General of the Netherlands Foreign Ministry from 1997 until 1999, and as a Secretary-General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague from 1999 until 2008. Upon his return to diplomatic service in 2008, he was appointed as the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia and Laos.
About the course: This course offers students a deeper understanding of the role and functioning of international courts and tribunals in the resolution of disputes between states. The course discusses landmark rulings of the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ), the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and a number of important international arbitral tribunals. During the course students will analyse a recent landmark case – The South China Sea Arbitration (Philippines vs People’s Republic of China, 2016).
Dates: November 21-25 & December 11-16
Course outline is available here.