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Course: Dispute Settlement in China

Tuesday, 16 September, 2014 - 09:30 to Tuesday, 4 November, 2014 - 12:30
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels
Brussels Diplomatic Academy
Brussels Diplomatic Academy
+32 (0)2 614 8101

Learning objectives

The object of the course is to study methods of resolving disputes in China other than by adjudications in state courts. The main aim is to familiarize students with a wide range of dispute resolution processes alternative to conventional forms adjudications and their impact on the Chinese legal system. It will explore the history and origin of ADR in China, and its international role in a globalized world. It will also compare Chinese ADR techniques to traditional ‘Western’ characteristics, discussing what is specific to Chinese arbitration and its proper applications and limitations to different circumstances. The course aims to achieve a balance between an examination of theoretical and practical issues.




This course mainly deals with:

-Origin/History of ADR in China

-ADR Mechanisms

-Arbitration in Mainland China

-Differences and Particularities in Chinese ADR

-Chinese commercial arbitrations by arbitration institutes out of Mainland China

-Recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards in China

Study material

‘Chinese Arbitration: a selection of pitfalls’ (ed. Association for International Arbitration) and power point presentations provided by lecturer.

Complementary study material

Recommended readings by lecturer

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