Outline programme

A number of general and more specific issues, touching upon several topical subjects, will be dealt with during the summer school.

For the 2016 edition teaching will in particular focus on the following four areas:

  1. Introductory notions
    • International Law of the Sea: Foundations, Recent Trends and Developments
    • EU and the Law of the Sea: From UNCLOS 1992 to the Integrated Maritime Policy of the EU
    • The International and European Institutional Framework
    • Brexit and the Law of the Sea [ NEW ! ]
    • Dispute Settlement in the Law of the Sea: Global and Regional Approaches
    • International and EU Law of the Sea: Coherence or Conflict?
  2. Individuals at Sea
    • Human Rights at Sea in General
    • Right of Protest at Sea
    • Human Trafficking by Sea
    • Migration by Sea
    • Principles of Labour Law Applicable to Seafarers
  3. Safety, Security and Marine Environmental Protection
    • Maritime Safety in International and EU Law
    • Maritime Piracy
    • Marine Environmental Law: Current Trends
    • Ships Recycling
    • The Use of Satellite Techniques in the Enforcement of the Law of the Sea
  4. Legal Implications of Blue Growth
    • Deep Seabed Mining
    • Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property
    • Ocean Energy: Offshore Oil & Gas
    • Coastal Economy and Coastal Tourism
    • Aquaculture

Each of the above four modules will cover two days of lectures, after which a practical activity (group work) will be held to test the knowledge and the skills acquired.

Two field trips are being planned to Bremerhaven and Hamburg to visit the port area and the premises of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, respectively. Watch this space to be informed of any development.

Please note that the list of subjects is subject to amendments until confirmed as final.

The detailed programme of the summer school is now available for download.

The flyer of the public talk to be held at the Bremen Chamber of Commerce is now available.

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