International Environmental Law

Course content

To offer students an introduction to International Environmental Law and to make students acquainted with the general features of International Environmental Law as well as more specific areas of regulation within the topic.

The course is divided into two principal parts
The issues encountered in the first part are principles, definitions, concepts and trends in International Law on Environmental Protection and the interaction with two other dominant international regimes – The World Trade Organisation and International regimes on Law of the Sea. This part will also cover a historical introduction to the evolving regime of International Environmental law.
The issues covered in the second part are devoted to selected global and regional regulatory regimes:

  • Citizens Rights to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice
  • Human Rights and Environmental Protection
  • Combat against Air Pollution, Ozone Depletion and Climate Change
  • Protection of Nature, Biodiversity and Biosafety
  • Protection of the High Seas from Oil Pollution and Dumping of Pollutants
  • Regulation of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste
    Students are required to participate in the preparation of lectures and urged to take active part in discussions. Individual assignments will be discussed and agreed in the first two lectures.
Learning outcome

- Present and explain the theoretical and practical problems of the course subject - Identify complicated legal problems
- Analyse complex problems within the course subject based on various relevant and professional approaches
- Argue in favour of professional solutions, make a critical weighing of the relevant arguments and make a reasoned choice in relation to theoretical and practical solutions
- Put into perspective the concrete problems of the course subject in a way that shows that she/he has a professional breadth of view in relation to and knowledge about the course subject
- Communicate and formulate her/his knowledge and arguments professionally and linguistically correct and in a way that is structured and coherent

Elli Louka, International Environmental Law, Fairness, effectiveness and world order - udgivet på Cambdrige, University Express.
Collection of International Legal Instruments and other relevant materials.

Required readings cover app. 500 pages.

Students must be able to read, speak and understand English at an Academic level.

ECTS
10 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 20 min
Oral exam with preparation, 20 minutes
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Seminar
  • 34
  • Preparation
  • 241
  • English
  • 275