International Law of Sea
Chair of International Law
International Law of Sea
Study: International Law - 10. semester
Code: 61305
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Maja Seršić
doc. dr. sc. Trpimir Mihael Šošić
Exam dates:
  • 06. 02. 2023.
  • 03. 04. 2023.
  • 29. 05. 2023.
  • 26. 06. 2023.
  • 10. 07. 2023.
  • 28. 08. 2023.
  • 11. 09. 2023.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
International Law of Sea International Law - 10. semester
4.0 61305
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Maja Seršić

Tuesdays, at 12 am

Ćirilometodska 4, room 19
doc. dr. sc. Trpimir Mihael Šošić

Tuesdays, at 4 pm

Ćirilometodska 4, room Ćirilometodska 4, soba 18
REQUIRED: J. Andrassy, B. Bakotić, M. Seršić, B. Vukas; Međunarodno pravo 1; Školska knjiga, Zagreb (2010), str. 211-286 (krupni i sitni slog)
REQUIRED: M. Seršić; Međunarodnopravna zaštita morskog okoliša; Pravni fakultet u Zagrebu (2003), str. 13-76, 197-208
RECOMMENDED: B. Vukas; The Law of the Sea - Selected Writings; Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden (2004), str. 3-9, 83-109, 133-154, 281-289, 291-315
Introduction and general issues: the concept of the International Law of the Sea; historical development; sources of the law of the sea.

Legal regimes of different parts of the sea, the seabed and its subsoil: internal waters; territorial sea; archipelagic waters; contiguous zone; exclusive economic zone; continental shelf; highs seas; International Seabed Area; delimitation of maritime areas; specific and unresolved issues (Arctic, Antarctic, enclosed and semi-enclosed seas).

Exploration, exploitation and uses of the sea: navigation (in different maritime zones, straits and canals); fisheries (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, regional agreements, Adriatic Sea); mineral resource exploitation in the seabed (in maritime areas within national jurisdiction, deep seabed mining according to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea); marine scientific research; development and transfer of marine technology; status of land-locked and geographically disadvantaged states.

Protection and preservation of the marine environment: general law (basic principles, sources of pollution, adoption and enforcement of national and international rules); protection of regional seas (especially the Barcelona Convention on the Protection of the Mediterranean with additional protocols); protection of the Adriatic Sea.

Peace-time military activities at sea: the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and peace-time military activities; treaty-based limitations on military activities at sea.

Dispute settlement in the field of the international law of the sea: general international law; Geneva Conventions, 1958; regional arrangements; dispute settlement mechanism of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Exam dates
06. 02. 2023.
03. 04. 2023.
29. 05. 2023.
26. 06. 2023.
10. 07. 2023.
28. 08. 2023.
11. 09. 2023.