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Unit convenor and teaching staff
6 First Walk
130cp including LAWS2000 or LAWS259 or LAWS459
The oceans cover five sevenths of the planet's surface and are undoubtedly one of the world's most important resources given the economic, political, strategic and social interests at play. This unit examines the different maritime zones, addresses the regulation of activities undertaken on the oceans, and considers how the demands of different states have impacted on this complex legal regime.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Late Assessment Submission Penalty Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline.
|Short Problem Questions
|Participation and Engagement
|Legal Research Paper
Final assessment of the unit requiring the resolution of legal problems in a time-limited assessment
Students will participate in online or face to face discussions, role plays, debates and problem solving activities
Students will be required to research answers to contemporary problems related to the law of the sea
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
There are no required texts in this course. Students will, however, need to be able to access a number of international agreements such as the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Convention on Biological Diversity and other pieces of Commonwealth and state legislation used during part of the course, in particular, on a range of areas such as shipping, fisheries management, marine energy, marine biodiversity. These can be found online through the various United Nations and government websites.
D.R. Rothwell & T.Stephens, The International Law of the Sea 2nd Edition (Hart Publishing, 2016)
D.R. Rothwell, A.G. Oude Elferink, K.N. Scott & T. Stephens (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea (Oxford University Press, 2015)
Other reference that students may find useful:
Y. Tanaka, The International Law of the Sea 2nd Edition (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
R. Rayfuse (ed), Research Handbook on International Marine Environmental Law (Edward Elgar, 2015)
International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law
Ocean Development and International Law
The History and Sources of the International Law of the Sea
Internal Waters, Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone
Continental Shelf and Exclusive Economic Zone
Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries
High Seas and Deep Seabed
Marine Resources Management
Marine Scientific Research
Marine Environmental Protection
Maritime Regulation and Enforcement
The Futures of the Law of the Sea
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Unit information based on version 2021.02 of the Handbook