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Information and documents regarding the previous course (MACIL 2019)

The 2019 course was dedicated to the question of

International law without territory? - Governing spaces, resources and people beyond the confines of state territory


For more information regarding the 2019 programme (schedule, lecturers etc.) please check the MACIL webpage. The flyer for this session can be downloaded here.

The following documents are reading and studying materials provided for the participants to prepare for the 2019 course and to provide additional in-depth information on the subject matter of the teaching sessions.

Reader MACIL 2019

  • Reader MACIL 2019

Advance reading materials for participants of the MACIL 2019 programme

Uta Kohl - Regulating the cyberspace as a "ubiquitious" and non-territorial space

  • Johnson & Post, Law and Borders – the Rise of Law in Cyberspace (1996)
  • Kohl, Jurisdiction and the Internet, Chapter 1 (2006)
  • Kohl, Jurisdiction and the Internet, Chapter 2 (2006)

Christian Walter - The continuing importance of "citizenship" and "personal jurisdiction" as determinants of state authority

  • Sassen, Towards Post National and Denationalized Citizenship (2002)
  • Spiro, A New International Law of Citizenship (2011)

Irmgard Marboe - Governing extra terrestrial areas: The resurgent interest in resources located on celestial bodies

  • Marboe, Space Resources and Property Rights (Draft, 2019)
  • Hobe & de Man, Space Resources and Property Rights (2017)

Christina Voigt - Adressing collective problems of mankind: Climate change as a challenge to international law

  • Ostrøm, A Mutli-Scale Approach to Coping with Climate Change (2010)
  • Bodansky, Brunnee & Rajamani, International Climate Change Law, Introduction (2017)
  • Bodansky, The Legal Character of the Paris Agreement (2016)
  • Voigt & Ferreira, Differentiation in the Paris Agreement (2016)
  • 5. Nobel Prize Speech by William D. Nordhaus, "Climate Change: The Ultimate Challenge for Economics", 8 December 2018 (available at: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/2018/nordhaus/lecture/)

James Harrison - The limits of state jurisdiction in marine areas: Governing the high seas and deep sea-bed resources

First session: Fundamental Principles relating to the High Seas

  • Treves, High Seas, in MPEPIL (2009) or Guilfoyle, The High Seas, in Oxford Handbook on the Law of the Sea (2015)
  • Petrig, Piracy, in Oxford Handbook on the Law of the Sea (2015) or Shearer, Piracy, in MPEPIL (2010)

Second session: Challenges of regulating the commons: fish stocks and the marine environment

  • Freestone, Fisheries, High Seas, in MPEPIL (2010) or Rayfuse, Regional Fisheries Management Organisations, in Oxford Handbook on the Law of the Sea (2015)
  • Harrison, Saving the Oceans Through Law (2017), p. 17-42, 114-145 or Birnie, Boyle & Redgwell, International Law and the Environment (2009), p. 379-413

Third session: Deep seabed resources: access and regulation

  • Lodge, The Deep Seabed, in Oxford Handbook on the Law of the Sea (2015) or Wood, International Seabed Authority, in MPEPIL (2008)
  • de la Fayette, A New Regime (2009)

Carlo Santulli - The concept of "jurisdiction" als the governing principle for the legitimate exercise of public authority

  • ECHR, Bankovic and Others v. Belgium and 16 Other Contracting States (Grand Chamber)
  • ECHR, Case of Al-Skeini and Others v. The United Kingdom (Grand Chamber)

Christian Tams - International Investment Law as a Transnational Legal Regime?

  • Bonnitcha, Poulsen & Waibel, Political Economy of the Investment Treaty Regime (2017), Chapter 1
  • Bonnitcha, Poulsen & Waibel, Political Economy of the Investment Treaty Regime (2017), Chapter 2
  • Knahr, The Territorial Nexus between an Investment and the Host State (2015)

Roland Bank - Governing migration and refugee movements

  • UNHCR, Legal Considerations on the Return of Asylum Seekers and Refugees from Greece to Turkey as Part of the EU-Turkey Cooperation in Tackling the Migration Crisis under the Safe Third Country and First Country of Asylum Concept (2016)
  • Bank, Introduction to Article 11 – Refugees at Sea (2011), p. 815-852