Summer School 2017


Law of the Sea on the edge of Bosphorus Summer School is dedicated to the law of the sea which regulates the activities of States and their interactions regarding maritime matters.


The summer school will start by giving a general overview on the historical development and introductory remarks regarding to the notions of Law of the Sea and then will focus on 1982 United Nations Law of Sea Convention. Furthermore, maritime boundary delimitation and different types of jurisdictional zones in the ocean are among the subjects that will be examined during this summer school.


The summer school will cover several uses of the seas such as fishing, shipping, navigation and deep seabed mining. Additionally, protection of sea environment as a subject which is studied more and more in recent years, will be analyzed.


The summer school will have enough time for discussing dispute settlement mechanisms, recent and ongoing disputes concerning law of the seasuch as Project of Canal Istanbul, Aegean Sea Conflict between Turkey and Greece, Delimitation of Maritime Zones in East Mediterranean Sea and South China Sea Arbitration case. Moreover criminal activities such as human trafficking and piracy with Somalia example will be examined.

Saturday-17.06.2017Sunday-18.06.2017Monday-19.06.2017Tuesday – 20.06.2017Wednesday-21.06.2017Thursday-22.06.2017Friday -23.06.2017
09.00 – 10.309.00-9.30 Opening Speech – Prof. Dr. Adem Sözüer9.30-10.00

General remarks on law of the sea and Turkey – Prof. Dr. İbrahim Kaya

Straits – International and Turkey’s regime – Prof. Dr. Hakan KaranPiracy – Dr. Nasıh Sarp Ergüven10.00-12.00Delimitation of Maritime Zones in East Mediterranean Sea – Dr. Mahmoud AbdouA general overview on the jurisprudence of ITLOS – Mattias FürackerThe Protection of Sea Environment – Ar. Gör. Arda ÖzkanParticularly Sensitive Sea Areas – Dr. Nihal Ünlü (IMO)
11.00 – 12.30Opening Lecture: Historical Development of Law of the Sea – Prof. Dr. Emre ÖktemStatus of Islands and its Impact on Delimitation – Prof. Dr. Hakan KaranMigrant Smuggling by Sea – Dr. Nasıh Sarp ErgüvenThe jurisdiction of ITLOS and the procedure before the Tribunal – Mattias Füracker


Implementing International Environmental Law in the Black Sea – Ar. Gö. Arda ÖzkanTreaty Making Process at IMO – Dr. Nihal Ünlü


12.30 – 13.30Lunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch BreakLunch Break
13.30 – 15.00DefinitionsDelimitation of Maritime Zones – Prof. Dr. Yücel AcerFisheries – Dr. Onur Sabri DurakSouth China Sea Arbitration and its Impact on Law of Sea – Prof. Dr. Otto SpijkersSea Warfare – Dr. Bleda Kurtdarcan


Polar Law: Arctic – Dr. Onur Sabri DurakClosing Lecture – Prof. Dr. Yoshifumi Tanaka
15.30 – 17.00DefinitionsDelimitation of Maritime Zones – Prof. Dr. Yücel Acer15.00-15.50The Intervention to the Ship Named ‘Joudi’ in High Sea – Coast Guard Command

16.00 – 16.50 Activities against Pirates in Somalia and Gulf of Aden – Turkish Naval Forces


Non-participation in Arbitral Proceedings under Annex VII United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea – Prof. Dr. Otto SpijkersSea Warfare – Dr. Bleda Kurtdarcan


Polar Law: Antarctica – Dr. Onur Sabri Durak


Closing Lecture – Prof. Dr. Yoshifumi Tanaka


17.00 – 19.00The Conflict in Aegean Sea: Turkey v. Greece – Basat Öztürk


Boat Trip


20.00 – 22.30Closing Dinner

Start Time


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Finish Time


Wednesday, August 23, 2017



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