autumn 2022
JUR-3054 General Law of the Sea II - 15 ECTS

Last changed 15.08.2022

Type of course

The course is part of the Master of Laws (LL.M) in Law of the Sea programme, cf. Programme description for Master of Laws (LL.M) in Law of the Sea. 

Only students admitted to the Master of Laws (LL.M) in Law of the Sea programme may register for this course.


Course content

The course is a continuation of JUR-3050. It provides an in-depth analysis of key selected topics previously covered in JUR-3050 at an introductory level. The course covers the following topics:

  • The principles and procedures for the delimitation of overlapping maritime zones and the establishment of the outer limits of the continental shelf;
  • The principles of dispute settlement
  • The regime for maritime scientific research
  • Maritime security (piracy, terrorism and other crimes at sea)
  • International security (maritime warfare, military uses at sea

Objectives of the course

Knowledge:

Having passed the exam, the student shall have acquired:

  • Advanced knowledge on principles for delimitation of maritime zones and delineation of the outer limits of the continental shelf;
  • Advanced knowledge on the principles of dispute settlement
  • Advanced knowledge on the regime for maritime scientific research
  • Advanced knowledge on maritime security (piracy, terrorism and other crimes at sea)
  • Specialised knowledge on international security (maritime warfare, military uses at sea)

Skills and general qualifications:

Having passed the exam, the student will:

  • Be able to identify and analyse questions of theoretical and practical character in General Law of the Sea
  • Be able to independently and critically apply the sources of General Law of the Sea
  • Be able to identify the limitations of existing law
  • Be able to use English terminology with this field of law

Language of instruction and examination

English

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of a combination of lectures and seminars, comprising a total of 30 hours. The students are expected to be prepared and active during both the lectures and the seminars, including by engaging in discussions on the prescribed material. They may also be asked to prepare papers and give presentations during the seminars. Students are expected to study independently in periods when there are no lectures or seminars.

Schedule

Recommended reading/syllabus

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Examination

Examination systems: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
School exam 6 Hours A–E, fail F

Re-sit examination

Students who fail their examination are entitled to re-sit the exam (cf. Regulations for examinations at the University of Tromsø Sec.26).
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 15
  • Course code: JUR-3054