|International Environmental Law - LAWS8319|
This course will provide students with an overview of the development of international environmental law throughout the twentieth century as well as the major theoretical and policy debates that surround it. Attention will primarily be devoted to the international legal responses to global and regional environmental and resource management issues. Basic principles will be discussed prior to taking a sectoral approach in looking at the application of international environmental law in certain specific issue areas. The course does not have an Australian focus. Rather, focus will be international legal and policy responses adopted to deal with environmental problems in an international and transboundary context.
This course is also available to students undertaking relevant postgraduate non-law degree programs at UNSW provided such enrolment is approved by the appopriate non-law Faculty.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
None, but LAWS8180 Principles of International Law or equivalent is a recommended pre- or co-requisite.
Upon completing this course you should be able to:
In addition to the text, students will be expected to read widely in order to gain a full understanding of the subject matter. There is a vast array of literature on all aspects of International Environmental Law and the UNSW Law Library has very good holdings in this area. Students will also need to familiarise themselves with documentation issued by international organisations available on the internet and with the online resources available through Sirius.