International Law of the Sea and of the Environment

ldrop2161  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

International Law of the Sea and of the Environment
5.00 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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