A participant who has successfully completed this course should:
The 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.
Addressed will be the history of Law of the Sea concepts; baselines and 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, marine environmental protection and management, maritime regulation and enforcement, and dispute resolution in the law of the sea.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:The Expected Learning Outcomes are that students who have successfully completed all of the course requirements should be able to:
- Define, explain, distinguish and apply the basic concepts, terminology, and advanced theoretical knowledge of the international law of the sea;
- Define and distinguish amongst the variety of processes by which the international law of the sea is formed and the roles played by the most important bodies and institutions;
- Define, explain and apply the relevant principles of the international law of the sea found in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea;
- Explain and demonstrate through particular cases the relevance of the international law of the sea to current political and social developments at the international and national levels;
- Select and apply a range of approaches in written and oral communication, and apply critical thinking required to bring about creative solutions to and new understandings of complex law of the sea problems;
- Develop technical research skills to use, interpret and apply a wide range of legal materials in both on-line and traditional media from international and national sources; and
- Plan and execute a piece of research with some independence
Indicative AssessmentThere are two pieces of assessment for LAWS 2224: International Law of the Sea. In summary they are:
- Compulsory, non-redeemable mid-semester examination (40%)
- Compulsory, non-redeemable end-of-semester research essay (60%)
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WorkloadThree contact hours per week
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4698||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|