This course will focus on the impact of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea and more recent supplementary agreements in the light of current State practice, seeking to identify, in particular, the extent to which its provisions have become part of customary international law in that area.
The course will address the following:
- the history of Law of the Sea concepts
- internal waters, territorial waters and the regime of innocent passage
- the contiguous zone
- transit passage through straits used for international navigation
- islands, archipelagoes and the regime of archipelagic sealanes passage
- the Exclusive Economic Zone
- the Continental Shelf
- recent developments in delimitation of maritime zones
- the high seas and the management of High Seas fisheries
- deep-seabed mining and the International Area.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
A participant who has successfully completed this course should have:
- A broad working knowledge of the key areas of the law of the sea
- Extensive familiarity with the provisions of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
- An understanding of some of the key law of the sea issues confronting Australia
- An appreciation of how the law of the sea interacts with related areas of international law such as maritime security and concepts of state sovereignty
- An enhanced understanding generally
of the specific workings of international law, especially treaties, customary
international law and methods of dispute resolution.
Indicative AssessmentStudents must rely on the approved Means of Assessment which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
The assessment is likely to consist of:
- Class Participation (10%), Case Note (30%) AND Essay (60%)
- Class Participation (10%) AND Major Research Paper (90%)
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26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery over 4 days) plus private study time.
2014 Intensive course dates: 3-6 June
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsIndicative text: Donald R. Rothwell and Tim Stephens, The International Law of the Sea (Hart, Oxford: 2010)
A Course Outline will be available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Assumed KnowledgeStudents must have completed LAWS8182 Principles of International Law or equivalent.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1705||15 Sep 2015||15 Sep 2015||25 Sep 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|