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About the Rio CRIDS

The Rio Course on Regional and International Dispute Settlement is designed to address issues in sub-regional, regional and international dispute settlement before international courts and tribunals, international arbitration and conflict mediation in particular the participation of the European Union in international courts and tribunals.


The course is a high-level five-month intensive programme aimed at promoting specialised education to prepare legal professionals to work with international dispute resolution before international courts and tribunals, international arbitration and mediation of conflicts.


It aims to foster a dialogue between theory and practice of public and private international law dispute settlement and to reach a wide-range of students, including academics, practitioners, members of international organizations, international courts and arbitral institutions, local and state-level policy-makers, civil servants and representatives of the civil society.


The 1st edition of the Rio Course on Regional and International Dispute Settlement will take place between February 21 and June 5 2024 (on Wednesdays), from 2.00 pm to 3.40 pm (GMT-3 hours), at the FGV’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro (Praia de Botafogo, 190). 

Rio School Objectives

The Rio CRIDS offers students the opportunity to learn from globally renowned lecturers and practitioners on the main practice fields in international dispute settlement and arbitration. By combining theory and practice methodology, the Course’s curriculum proposes a North-South critical view on current approaches to international dispute settlement and its relevance to international law.


The Rio CRIDS aims to reach a wide-range audience composed of academics, legal practitioners and experts, public administrators, civil society representatives, and the general public interested in the topics covered by the course.

By allowing an active interaction between academics and practitioners, the Rio CRIDS generates numerous benefits for its participants, such as the promotion of interdisciplinarity, the development of critical thinking, the improvement of analytical skills and the opportunity to expand their network.

Teaching Methods

The course is taught via participative and expository lectures and incorporates a variety of teaching resources. Selected issues will be discussed in group debates and there will be comparative case law analysis. The course demands student’s constant participation. In short, the main teaching methods are:

  • case law analysis;

  • sentence’s analysis;

  • participatory lectures;

  • practical exercises.

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