The course aims at providing students with a thorough and critical understanding of fundamental rules and principles of the Law of the Sea, as well as developing their legal skills, in particular drafting, communication and problem-solving. By the end of this course students will be able to: identify, describe and critically evaluate the core rules and principles of the discipline; relate and contrast law of the sea core concepts ; relate the problems of the law of the sea (e.g. pollution, overfishing, exhaustion of non-renewable resources) to underlying principles and policy factors and to other relevant areas of general international law, including sources, the law of treaties and principles of state responsibility; demonstrate the ability to construe a legal argument and to present it, both orally and in written form; apply their knowledge to a specific case; in particular, recognise and name the legal issues arising out of specific facts, identify the type and content of legal principles and rules applicable to them and apply those principles and rules to decide how the case has to be solved; advise on the sources, procedures and enforcement of law of the sea.
International Law of the Sea
4 ECTS / Semester / English