School Of Law

Law of the SeaWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200804.1


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

200006 Introduction to Law OR 200977 Fundamentals of Australian Law

About this Unit
This unit will introduce students to the rules regulating the principle uses of the world's oceans. It will highlight historical development of the law of the sea, the sources of the contemporary law of the sea and the adoption of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Legal regime of various maritime zones including territorial sea and contiguous zone, continental shelf, the exclusive economic zone and the high seas will be studied. Various sources of marine pollution, fisheries, marine scientific research, maritime spatial planning, deep sea bed mining and dispute settlement will also be explored in this unit.

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