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LAW8053 : Law and Global Environmental Challenges

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

• To provide students with thorough understanding and knowledge of a range of different legal responses to global environmental challenges;
• To develop students’ understanding of key concepts underlying protection of the environment on the global level, principles of international law as it affects the environment and principles of international environmental law
• To stimulate students’ awareness of contemporary global environmental challenges;
• To establish a critical understanding of the main regulatory and legal concepts and instruments concerned with environmental responses on the global level ;
• To develop students’ capacity for critical analysis and problem solving;
• To develop students’ research skills through the preparation of coursework and class presentations;
• To encourage student-driven learning;
• To enable students to analyse critically the relationship between international law and policy and environmental protection.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction to basic concepts and principles

a. Sources of international environmental law
b. Principles of international environmental law
c. Rights and duties of states
d. The role of environmental treaties
e. The role played by international courts and tribunals

2. Specific global environmental challenges and legal responses

a. air pollution
b. law of the sea
c. climate change and climate change liability
d. biodiversity
e. the relationship between human rights and the environment
f. international trade and the environment
g. procedural environmental law

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

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