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Navigational Law and Practice

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Alexandros Ntovas
Academic year

Module overview

Hardly any other principle of international maritime law is so universally recognised as the freedom of navigation, and particularly navigation iure communicationis. Therefore, incidents involving the exercise of traditional passages or emerging navigational practices attract worldwide attention as they always embroil vexing questions over conflicting national and international interests regarding navigational freedoms, on the one hand, and the increasingly prescriptive and enforcement regulation by coastal, port and other States, on the other hand. This novel module is designed to offer you a sound knowledge of the evolving law of navigation, including international waterways, through an advanced syllabus that examines the historical legal principles & rules of navigation law, and nautical customs, in the context of the contemporary shipping standards, and critically assesses national legislation in the light of the expanding corpus of case-law that ranges from high doctrinal considerations over navigational freedoms and practices down to the practical issues of damages award and remedies.