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Høst 2018

JUR-3050 General Law of the Sea - 15 stp


The course is administrated by

Faculty of Law

Type of course

Master level students

The course is part of the Master of Laws programme in Law of the Sea


Course contents

The course covers the following topics:


Admission requirements

Students are required to have basic knowledge of international law. Students that are not admitted to the 5 year Master of Law programme or the Master of Laws programme in Law of the Sea must contact the Faculty for information on qualifications required, and how to apply for this course.

Objective of the course

Knowledge: Having passed the exam, the student shall have acquired:

 

Skills and general qualifications: Having passed the exam, the student will:


Language of instruction

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.

Assessment

The course is assessed through a six-hour written exam. The exam may include theoretical and/or scenario questions. The grading scale of A to F is applied, where F constitutes fail. Students who fail their examination are entitled to re-sit the exam (cf. Regulations for examinations at the University of Tromsø Sec.22). The students admitted to the LL.M programme on Law of the Sea are required to hand in a written assignment and have it accepted as adequate before they can take the exam. The written assignment shall not exceed 15 pages.

Date for examination

Written test 27.11.2018

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.


Recommended reading/syllabus

D.R. Rothwell and T. Stephens, The International Law of the Sea, second edition (Hart Publishing, Oxford; Portland, Oregon, 2016), (608 pages).

D.R. Rothwell, Alex G. Oude Elferink, Karen N. Scott and T. Stephens, "Charting the Future for the Law of the Sea" in D.R. Rothwell, Alex G. Oude Elferink, Karen N. Scott and T. Stephens The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015), (25 pages).

E.J. Molenaar, "New Maritime Zones and the Law of the Sea", in H. Ringbom (ed.) Jurisdiction over Ships - Post-UNCLOS Developments in the Law of the Sea (Brill/Nijhoff: 2015), pp. 249-277, (28 pages).

R. Wolfrum, "Sources of International Law" in Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (May 2011) (17 pages).

UNGA Res. 72/248 of 24 December 2017, ¿International legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction¿ (4 pages).

Oceans and the Law of the sea, Report of the Secretary-General, 6 September 2017 (UN Doc. A/72/70/Add.1), (26 pages).

"A constitution for the Oceans", Remarks by Tommy Koh, President of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, 6-11 December 1982, (5 pages).

Total number of pages: 713

Lectures Autumn 2018
Lectures prof. Erik Jaap Molenaar
Seminar group 1 f.aman. Maria Madalena Afonso Rolhas Fernandes das Neves
stip. Hilde Juliette Woker
Writing course f.aman. Maria Madalena Afonso Rolhas Fernandes das Neves
stip. Iva Parlov
stip. Linda Emilia Finska
Information meeting Lene Emilie Øye
f.aman. Maria Madalena Afonso Rolhas Fernandes das Neves
stip. Iva Parlov