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Law of the Marine Environment
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021

4 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
Law of the Marine Environment discusses the legal framework for the international governance of shipping. Within this framework it considers the powers flag, coastal and ports states have to prescribe and enforce environmental shipping regulations. The main characteristics of the established regulatory system is further described. The course then embarks on a detailed analysis of a number of international and national civil liability regimes developed for the recovery of pollution damage. Contemporary environmental challenges faced by shipping, namely, the reduction of atmospheric pollution and greenhouse gas emissions and the issue of recycling of ships are then examined.

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Course Convenor: Visiting Prof Michael Tsimplis

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4444 / LL5444 / LLD5444 / LL6444 / LLJ5444

Contact Hours: 9 sessions over 3 weeks: Three, 3-hrs continuous weekly seminars

Workload: Intensive course: Wk 1 - 3; Dates: *9- 27 Aug 2021 [Mon, Wed: 6.30 - 9.30pm; & Fri: 2.30 - 5.30pm] [*make-up seminars for Mon, 9 Aug on Sat, 14 Aug (1-4pm)]

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 20% & 6-Hr Take Home Exam - 80% [Release: Fri, 1 Oct 2021 (3pm); Due: Fri, 1 Oct 2021 (9pm)]

Preclusions: LL4444V/LL5444V/LL6444V/LLJ5444V/LLD5444V Law of the Marine Environment

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

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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