Prøveforelesning og disputas: Iva Parlov, Det juridiske fakultet

Iva Parlov holder sin prøveforelesning og disputerer for graden ph.d. i rettsvitenskap. 

Prøveforelesning kl 11:15: 

"Developing the international law of the sea: What role for the precautionary approach?"                                                                       

Disputas kl 13:00:                                                                                

Iva Parlov disputerer for graden ph.d. i rettsvitenskap og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen

Iva Parlov will defend her thesis in a public defence.

"Coastal State Jurisdiction over Ships in Peril and Shipwrecks."

Auditorium 3 vil etter planen være åpent for publikum, men pga. av koronautbruddet må du registrere deg på forhånd. 

Auditorium 3 will be open to the public. Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, you must register beforehand if you plan to attend the defence.

Husk også smittevernreglene:

1: Syke personer skal holde seg hjemme./Stay at home if you feel ill.

2: God hånd og hostehygiene./Practice good hand and cough hygiene.

3: Hold avstand. /Keep your distance.

The defense will also be streamed via this link:  

Bedømmelseskomiteen består av:

  • Professor Aldo Chircop, Dalhousie University, Canada (førsteopponent)
  • Professor Alexander Proelss, University of Hamburg, Germany (andreopponent)
  • Professor Ingvild U. Jakobsen, UiT Norges arktiske universitet

Disputasen blir ledet av dekan, professor Lena R. L. Bendiksen, Det juridiske fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag av avhandlingen: 

International law-making in the field of coastal State jurisdiction over ships in peril and shipwrecks is of incremental nature. Various legal issues concerning the matter at stake have emerged at different stages over the last fifty years, and have been triggered by a number of maritime accidents, the 1967 Torrey Canyon incident marking the critical point in this respect. The current legal regime on coastal State jurisdiction over ships in peril and shipwrecks is determined by a combination of a number of different instruments adopted under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization, in particular the 1969 Intervention Convention, the 1973 Intervention Protocol, the 1989 Salvage Convention, the 2003 Guidelines on Places of Refuge and the 2007 Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention. Moreover, the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea serves as an underlying ‘constitutional’ framework. All these instruments intend to function within the same legal regime, providing coastal States with certain decision-making powers to combat risks posed by ships in peril and shipwrecks. However, much of the language used in the relevant provisions is vague and subject to varying interpretations. As a result, considerable ambiguity characterizes not only each of the key instruments in place, but also their relationship and the way the legal regime actually works. Of additional concern is the generality of application of certain rules, in particular, the question of opposability. Against this backdrop, the thesis seeks to explore and explain what are the rights and obligations of coastal States over foreign ships in peril and shipwrecks under international law, and how have these evolved since the 1967 Torrey Canyon disaster.


Professor Erik Jaap Molenaar, UiT Norges arktiske universitet/University of Utrecht

Professor James Harrison, University of Edinburgh

When: 26.08.20 at 11.15–16.00
Where: Teo H-6 Auditorium 3
Location / Campus: Tromsø
Target group: Employees, Guests, Invited, Unit
Contact: Christin Skjervold

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