JUS5405 - Law of the Sea
The Law of the Sea is the public international law on the jurisdiction of the states over the seas. It covers all uses of the seas (including navigation, fisheries, exploration of natural resources, scientific research) and encompasses all maritime areas including the polar regions. In essence the law of the sea provides the constitutional basis for addressing questions relating to the rights and limits of states to regulate activities at sea, be it shipping, oil and exploration, deep sea-bed mining, renewable energy sources or fisheries, and the settlement of disputes relating to such issues. We particularly emphasize the protection of the marine environment, navigation and petroleum exploitation.
The regulatory framework of the law of the sea is authoritatively laid down in the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), but this framework is increasingly complemented by other international agreements and subsequent state practice
The course will give the students a good understanding of the rights and duties of states and, possibly, other players in the various maritime zones and areas.
Please see the semesterpages for further information on learning outcome.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
Students must fill one of these requirements:
- Passed 1st - 3rd year of the 5-years degree Master of Laws (Master i rettsvitenskap at UiO) (or exams that qualify for exemption for these) or
- Hold a 5-years Master’s degree in Laws (Master i rettsvitenskap at UiO) or equivalent.
Exemptions from the formal prerequisites will be given to students with admission to the faculty's own exchange or master’s degree programmes. This rule does not apply to students with admission to other master’s degree programmes at the University of Oslo, unless otherwise agreed.
Recommended previous knowledge
JUS2111 - Statsforfatningsrett, folkerett og menneskerettigheter, JUROFF1410 - Folkerett or equivalent introduction to general international law.
Written exam, 4 hours
Examination support material
Regulations for support materials permitted at examination for courses taught in English . Please read all three chapters.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
- Illness at exams / postponed exams
- Resitting an examination.
- There are special rules for resitting a passed examination in the master's programme in Law.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take this exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.