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International Law of the Sea
Study: International Law - 10. semester
Code: 86141
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Maja Seršić
doc. dr. sc. Trpimir Mihael Šošić
Exam dates:
  • 26. 06. 2023.
  • 10. 07. 2023.
  • 28. 08. 2023.
  • 11. 09. 2023.
Exam registration: Studomat
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International Law of the Sea International Law - 10. semester
4.0 86141
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Maja Seršić

Tuesdays, at 12 am

Ćirilometodska 4, room 19
doc. dr. sc. Trpimir Mihael Šošić

Tuesdays, at 4 pm

Ćirilometodska 4, room Ćirilometodska 4, soba 18
REQUIRED: R.R. Churchill, V.A. Lowe; The Law of the Sea; Juris Publishing, Manchester (1999), str
RECOMMENDED: J. Harrison; Making the Law of the Sea; Cambridge University Press (2011), str
RECOMMENDED: J. Barrett, R. Barnes (eds.); Law of the Sea: UNCLOS as a Living Treaty; British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London (2016), str
RECOMMENDED: D. Freestone, R. Barnes, D. Ong (eds.); The Law of the Sea: Progress and Prospects; Oxford University Press (2006), str
RECOMMENDED: T. Scovazzi; "The Evolution of International Law of the Sea: New Issues, New Challenges", in: Recueil des cours de l'Academie de droit international de La Haye, Vol. 286; (2000), str
RECOMMENDED: B. Vukas; The Law of the Sea: Selected Writings; Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden (2004), str
Introduction and general issues: the concept of the International Law of the Sea; historical development; sources of the law of the sea.
Legal regimes of different parts of the sea, the seabed and its subsoil: internal waters; territorial sea; archipelagic waters; contiguous zone; exclusive economic zone; continental shelf; highs seas; International Seabed Area; delimitation of maritime areas; specific and unresolved issues (Arctic, Antarctic, enclosed and semi-enclosed seas).
Exploration, exploitation and uses of the sea: navigation (in different maritime zones, straits and canals); fisheries (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, regional agreements, Adriatic Sea); mineral resource exploitation in the seabed (in maritime areas within national jurisdiction, deep seabed mining according to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea); marine scientific research; development and transfer of marine technology; status of land-locked and geographically disadvantaged states.
Protection and preservation of the marine environment: general law (basic principles, sources of pollution, adoption and enforcement of national and international rules); protection of regional seas (especially the Barcelona Convention on the Protection of the Mediterranean with additional protocols); protection of the Adriatic Sea.
Peace-time military activities at sea: the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and peace-time military activities; treaty-based limitations on military activities at sea.
Dispute settlement in the field of the international law of the sea: general international law; Geneva Conventions, 1958; regional arrangements; dispute settlement mechanism of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Exam dates
26. 06. 2023.
10. 07. 2023.
28. 08. 2023.
11. 09. 2023.
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