DI020 | Spring | 6 ECTS

The Oceans: Law, Politics and the Future

This course will offer an overview of selected topics relating to the law of the sea. After examining the spatial order consolidated by the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in the context of the social, technological and politico-economic visions that informed its development, the course will turn its attention to some issues of contemporary significance, from among changing land/sea interfaces, fisheries, seabed minerals, biodiversity, submarine cables, and plastic pollution, to examine how these are addressed under international law (including regimes currently in formation.