International Law of the Sea and of the Environment

ldrop2161  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

International Law of the Sea and of the Environment
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
Gautier Philippe;
Main themes
The course will examine the following topics:
1)    General principles and key notions: sovereignty and jurisdiction, freedom of the high seas, common heritage of mankind, status and limits of the different marine areas, principles of environmental law and notions of responsibility/liability 
2)    Law of the sea: overview of the legal regime applicable to marine areas (internal waters, territorial sea, contiguous zone, exclusive economic zone, continental shelf, high seas, the Area); consideration of current issues (sea-level rise; bio-prospecting, Arctic ocean, piracy and terrorism)
Environment: prevention and reparation of transboundary damages, overview of the existing conventional regimes (biodiversity, climate changes, oil pollution) Protection of the marine environment, regulation of fishing activities, protection of the Antarctic
Other information
The lectures are practice-oriented and are focused on the existing international jurisprudence. Active participation of students is encouraged.
Faculty or entity

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