Turkey, Istanbul

Law of the Sea: on the Edge of Bosphorus

when 17 June 2017 - 23 June 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 350

Law of the Sea on the Edge of Bosphorus Summer School 2017 which organized by ICIL in cooperation with Istanbul University is dedicated to the law of the sea which regulates the activities of States and their interactions regarding maritime matters.

Programme will start by giving a general overview on the historical development and introductory remarks regarding to the notions of Law of the Sea and then will focus on 1982 United Nations Law of Sea Convention. Furthermore, maritime boundary delimitation and different types of jurisdictional zones in the ocean are among the subjects that will be examined during this summer school. It will cover several uses of the seas such as fishing, shipping, navigation and deep seabed mining. Additionally, protection of sea environment as a subject which is studied more and more in recent years, will be analyzed.

The summer school will have enough time for discussing dispute settlement mechanisms, recent and ongoing disputes concerning law of the seasuch as Project of Canal Istanbul, Aegean Sea Conflict between Turkey and Greece, Delimitation of Maritime Zones in East Mediterranean Sea and South China Sea Arbitration case. Moreover criminal activities such as human trafficking and piracy with Somalia example will be examined.

Course leader

Prof.Dr. Akif Emre Öktem

Target group

The Course is dedicated to under-graduate, graduate and doctoral students, lawyers, researchers from all over the world. A law degree is not required, however all candidates must prove deep interest in international law and qualified academic background. Besides, in order to be able to follow the course, all candidates must be well qualified in English.

Course aim

The programme aims at raising and discussing Law of the Sea with current issues in an international setting, theoretical and practical work, and increasing participants' knowledge and experience in this area, most importantly showing the work done and the methods applied in this area in a correct and effective manner. Summer School located in Istanbul, Turkey will give all participants an opportunity to improve their knowledge and gain a different approachment about this issue.

Credits info

ECTS will not be given to participants by the reason of it is an ICIL formation programme. The participants will receive a certificate of participation after completion of the Summer School.

Fee info

EUR 350: Including all the course materials

50 € early bird discount until 1 April 2017