Law of the sea and maritime law


  • Sources of Public International Law (and EU Law)
  • The Law of the Sea (Maritime Zones and Maritime Delimitation, Flag State Sovereignty, Rights and Duties of Coastal States)
  •  The IMO and International Conventions on Safety, Security and the Prevention of Pollution From Ships
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea: The Functions of the Bill of Lading, Charter Parties and Charter Disputes

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the student: 

  • understands the zonal approach of UNCLOS and the sensitivities of maritime delimitation and the economic relevance of the law of the sea
  • understands the role of the IMO in international shipping and the relevance of EU Law in this field
  •  is in a position to understand the spectrum of ship  administration and environmental protection
  •  understands the contractual approaches to carriage of goods by sea

Responsible expert

Prof. Dr. Henning Jessen
+49 (40) 42838-5588

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Course Coordinator

Dipl.-Kffr. (FH)

Stefanie Arlt

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