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This subject is not offered in 2009.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two hours of lectures per week |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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This subject considers the structure and content of the international law of the sea. It will chart the development of the law of the sea within public international law, and examine the manner in which jurisdiction is determined over shipping and ocean areas, as well as issues such as freedom of navigation, maritime boundary delimitation, resource exploitation and environmental management of the oceans. It will also examine the emerging challenges posed by the changing international security environment for international shipping and resource protection.
The subject will cover the following areas:
|Objectives:||On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to: |
(1) Understand the international law of the sea
(2) Have a knowledge of the different international instruments governing law of the sea at the international level
(3) Understand the structure of the Law of the Sea Convention and nature and purpose of the maritime zones of jurisdiction created within the Convention
(4) Understand the principles of maritime boundary delimitation
(5) Understand the implications and content of the new maritime security framework
(6) Understand the principles of dispute resolution under Part XV of the Law of the Sea Convention
(7) Understand the application of the law of the sea in Australia and its application under Australian domestic law
(8) Be able to communicate in writing their understanding of the law of the sea
(9) Be able to think critically about the law of the sea
2000 word essay, (essay topics/cases will be listed in the Reading Guide) due week 7 of semester 2 (worth 30% of the final mark in the subject) AND final written examination two hours (worth 70% of the final mark in the subject).
The written examination will be open-book. Duration 30 minutes reading time and 2 hours writing time.
|Prescribed Texts:||Printed Materials will be issued by Melbourne Law School.|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
A candidate should develop the following skills in this course:
In addition, on completion of this subject students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
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