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The major objective of this course is to provide the students an overview of the key concepts and principles of international law of the sea. The course aims to familiarize the students with contemporary issues in the international law of the sea.
Development and codification of international law of the sea. The sea and development of legal regulation. Maritime jurisdiction in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Analysis of internal waters, territorial sea, archipelagic waters, international straits, innocent passage, contiguous zone, continental shelf, exclusive economic zone, international sea bed, and high seas. Maritime delimitations. Marine security and peaceful settlement of international disputes relating to marine affairs. Issues related with human use of the seas/oceans. Conservation of marine living resources and biological diversity. The protection of marine environment. The conduct of marine scientific research.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Describe key concepts and principles of international law of the sea.
2. Identify and critically assess legal framework for maritime activities.
3. Critically analyze international disputes relating to maritime affairs.
4. Develop key skills of legal reasoning and argument.
5. Communicate effectively in writing and speech.