Postgraduate Module Descriptor
LAWM127: Law of the Sea
This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)
Mr Josh Martin (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
Human activity in the ocean has long since passed breaking point, having witnessed the decimation of marine biodiversity, pollution, crime and piracy, and routine health and safety failures. What is more, given that this vast shared resource on our “blue planet” is so integral to survival, it is increasingly becoming a global arena for transnational conflicts over growing activities in an ever-shrinking space, including shipping, oil & gas extraction, renewable energy, fishing, conservation, mining, dredging, research, telecommunications, construction & infrastructure, militarisation, cable & pipelaying, bioprospecting, recreation, and tourism.
This module provides you with a detailed, analytical and critical appreciation of the international and transnational legal system managing of our global ocean. This course provides you with a detailed, analytical and critical appreciation of the international and transnational legal system managing of our global ocean. Given the significance of the topic and its breadth, it is available on all LLM pathways (General, International, and Commercial).