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Veranstaltungen von Prof. Dr. Valentin Schatz


Lehrveranstaltungen

International Environmental Law (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Julieta Sarno, Valentin Schatz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 14:15 - 17:45 | 17.10.2022 - 16.12.2022 | C 11.320
wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 14:15 - 17:45 | 19.12.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 40.152

Inhalt: What is international environmental law? How can international law address the different environmental challenges that we are facing globally? This course is a seminar on the role of law in the management of international environmental issues. The emphasis will be on understanding the fundamental principles of international environmental law (IEL), focusing on the technical and practical aspects of international environmental law and policy. The course will be instructed around different themes: after a general introduction to International Law - International Environmental Law (General Part) – the course will discuss different subfields of International Environmental Law (Special Part)

Sustainable Ocean Law and Governance (FSL) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Valentin Schatz

Termin:
Einzeltermin | Fr, 21.10.2022, 12:15 - Fr, 21.10.2022, 13:45 | C 12.107 | C 12.107
Einzeltermin | Fr, 28.10.2022, 12:15 - Fr, 28.10.2022, 13:45 | C 16.222 | C 16.222
wöchentlich | Freitag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 04.11.2022 - 02.12.2022 | C 12.107 | C 12.107
Einzeltermin | Fr, 09.12.2022, 12:15 - Fr, 09.12.2022, 13:45 | fällt aus !
wöchentlich | Freitag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 16.12.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 12.107 | C 12.107
Einzeltermin | Fr, 16.12.2022, 14:00 - Fr, 16.12.2022, 16:00 | C 12.107
Einzeltermin | Fr, 27.01.2023, 14:00 - Fr, 27.01.2023, 15:30 | C 12.107

Inhalt: This seminar addresses the role, achievements and shortcomings of international law and relevant global and regional actors in achieving sustainable ocean governance. The main focus of this seminar is on the international legal framework governing the sustainable use and protection of the oceans (e.g., the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) and the international institutions established for the purpose of, or involved in, implementing these legal frameworks (e.g., the United Nations, the International Maritime Organization or regional fisheries management organizations). The seminar begins by providing a general introduction to the functioning of international law and the main pillars and tenets of the global order of the oceans. Thereafter, the seminar analyzes specific persistent or contemporary challenges and recent or ongoing developments with respect to sustainable ocean governance. These topical sessions and the examples and/or case-studies examined in them highlight the importance of implementation of international law through the prescription and enforcement of regional (e.g., European) and domestic (e.g., German) law. Topics covered in the seminar include: • Environmental risks associated with maritime mobility, with a focus on marine pollution from shipping as regulated by the IMO and regional organizations such as the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (Helsinki Commission or HELCOM) • Marine plastics pollution, and the current negotiations towards an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) • Depletion of fish stocks and associated loss or destruction of marine ecosystems, with a focus on the role of regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) such as the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), taking into account recent public debates such as that triggered by the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy • Marine biodiversity loss in the global commons, and the current Intergovernmental conference on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) • The role of civil society actors in achieving sustainable ocean governance, with a specific focus on NGOs adopting direct action tactics to attain their goals, such as Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (in the context of anti-whaling campaigns and campaigns targeting illegal fishing) or Greenpeace (in the context of protests at sea, including the Arctic Sunrise Case) • Potentials and risks associated with the use of negative emissions technologies to combat climate change in the oceans, with a focus on marine carbon capture and sequestration (e.g., CO2 storage) and geoengineering (e.g., ocean fertilization) as regulated under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) • The role of international courts and tribunals in achieving sustainable ocean governance, with a focus on attempts by Pacfic small island States threatened by climate change induced sea-level rise to request an advisory opinion on (marine aspects of) climate change from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) or from the International Tribunal for the of the Sea (ITLOS). • Environmental risks associated with the potential commencement of industrial mining in the deep seabed beyond national jurisdiction, and the consideration of environmental concerns in the Mining Code that is currently being developed by the International Seabed Authority (ISA)

How to write a great master thesis (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Valentin Schatz, Christian Tams

Termin:
Einzeltermin | Fr, 18.11.2022, 14:30 - Fr, 18.11.2022, 16:00 | C 5.111 | Valentin Schatz
Einzeltermin | Fr, 02.12.2022, 10:00 - Fr, 02.12.2022, 12:00 | C 4.111 | digital - Christian Tams