International Law and Natural Resources

4 ECTS / Semester / Portuguese

In order to deal with the scarcity of natural resources, governance of these resources is one of the chief concerns of international law. Therefore, this seminar aims at providing students with specific knowledge on the legal instruments and doctrines adopted at the international level in order to provide for a rational and sustainable use of natural resources under and beyond States’ jurisdiction. In this academic year, special attention will be paid to marine resources (such as fish stocks and deep seabed resources), airspace resources, genetic resources, and the international law limits to the exploitation of resources within States’ jurisdiction.


Professor of Law
Professor of Law at Católica|Lisbon School of Law. He conducts research in the fields of the Law of the Sea, Environmental and Climate Change Law, Public…