INTERNATIONAL LAW OF THE SEA

Course Information
TitleINTERNATIONAL LAW OF THE SEA / INTERNATIONAL LAW OF THE SEA
CodeΕΡ165
FacultyLaw
SchoolLaw
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorVeniamin Karakostanoglou
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600000362

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationExchangeSpring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600174241
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
For attending the course, basic knowledge of Public International Law is required.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: • explain, distinguish and apply the key concepts and principles that are applicable in the law of the sea and apply this knowledge in the context of the specific workings of international law, especially other relevant treaties, customary international law and methods of dispute resolution, • demonstrate acquaintance with the provisions of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, • analyse and show advanced understanding of some of the key law of the sea issues and • identify how the law of the sea interacts with related areas of international law, such as maritime security and concepts of state sovereignty.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course is dedicated to the law of the sea which regulates the activities of states and their interactions regarding maritime matters. It will start off by briefly highlighting the main landmarks that shaped the history of the law of the sea and will then focus on the contemporary legal regime governing maritime areas which consists in great part of the 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS). Studying the UNCLOS will allow us to pay close attention to the rules governing the different jurisdictional zones of the ocean and the maritime boundary delimitation. It will also cover the status of land-locked and geographically disadvantaged states and will touch upon the role of the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS). Finally, it will also apportion time to discussing dispute settlement.
Keywords
law of the sea, maritime areas, 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS)
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Students may contact the teaching staff via e-mail.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures702.8
Reading Assigment301.2
Exams251
Total1255
Student Assessment
Description
The students will need to take a written exam at the end of the semester, which will cover all the material taught. The grade of the written exams constitutes the 80% of the final grade. Presence and class participation count for the 20% of the final grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
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Additional bibliography for study
Tanaka Yoshufimi, The International Law of the Sea, 2015, 2nd edition, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pp. 3-227 and 404-450.
Last Update
27-11-2020