LAWS 2051 ‑ International Environmental Law


The progression of international environmental law from “customary” co-existence to “conventional” cooperation is explored through nine topics: (1) State Responsibility and Liability for Transboundary Pollution; (2) “Soft Law” and Sustainable Development Principles: From Stockholm to Rio and Beyond; (3) The Legal Waterfront of Marine Environmental Protection; (4) The International Law of the Atmosphere: Climate Change; (5) The Conservation of Biodiversity; (6) The International Framework for Controlling Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Toxic Chemicals; (7) The Protection and Management of International Watercourses; (8) Polar Regions and International Environmental Law; and (9) Free Trade and the Environment.

Prerequisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Assessment Method: Major Research Paper: 85%, class presentation 15%.
Restrictions: None.