LAWSG028A International Environmental Law A
|LAWSG028A: INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW A|
|Credit value:||15 credits (7.5 ECTS, 150 learning hours)|
|Teaching Delivery:||10 x 2-hour weekly seminars, Term Two|
|Who may enrol:||Any UCL Master’s student|
|Must not be taken with:||None|
|Qualifying module for:||LLM in Energy Law;
LLM in Environmental Law and Policy
|Introductory video||Currently there is no introductory video for this module|
|Practice Assessment:||Opportunity for feedback on one in-class mock exam|
|Final Assessment:||One 2-hour unseen written examination (100%)|
This module will examine the main principles and instruments of international environmental law that address global environmental challenges. A brief introduction to the actors and agencies involved in the field of international environmental law is provided, and the sources of international environmental law identified. This module will explore the principles and objectives underpinning international environmental law, such as sustainable development, the precautionary principle, and the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, as well as implementation, state responsibility for environmental harm and dispute resolution. The module addresses the evolution of international environmental law through case studies including the atmosphere, hazardous substances, and marine resources.
The precise material caught will vary year by year, but will include the following:
Module reading lists and other module materials will be provided via online module pages, once students have made their module selections upon enrolment.
Background reading (optional):
Some background reading in public international law is recommended if not previously studied. A good source is: Vaughan Lowe, International Law, Clarendon Press (2007) Chapters 1-2 (general overview, and how international law is made) and chapter 7 (on the global environment).