Join us for an Introduction to the International Law of the Sea, at Utrecht University,11 July - 15 July 2022.
The current regime for the oceans is built on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 (LOSC). This framework convention divides the oceans in coastal state maritime zones and international areas. In all these areas the legal regime seeks to maintain a balance between the rights, interests and obligations of individual states and the international community’s interests. In this course, an introduction is provided to the law that regulates the oceans.
This course will introduce the students to the international law of the sea. Oceans are essential for maintaining life on earth, their resources are increasingly important to the world economy and 90% of all international trade is seaborne