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International Regulation of the Global Commons
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021


5 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
The global commons comprises the high seas, the deep seabed, outer space, the airspace above the exclusive economic zone and the high seas, as well as Antarctica, an ice-covered continent, and the Arctic, an ice-covered ocean. Each of these areas are governed by international treaty regimes that were developed specifically for that area. This course will examine and compare the international regimes governing activities in the global commons. It will also examine the evolving law on the obligation of States to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause harm to the environment of the global commons.

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Course Convenor: Emeritus Prof RC Beckman

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4343V / LL5343V / LL6343V / LLJ5343V

Contact Hours: 3hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 20%; Written Assignment - 20% [Due: Mon, 28 Feb 2022 (9am)]; 4Hr Take Home Exam - 60% [Release: Mon, 18 April 2022 (9am); Due: Mon, 18 April 2022 (1pm)]

Preclusions: LL4343/LL5343/LL6343 International Regulation of the Global Commons

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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