LAWS 2125 ‑ Marine Environmental Protection Law


Protection of the marine environment was one of the earliest and most extensive areas of development in international environmental law. The transboundary nature of the issues and dramatic public impact of marine pollution incidents have contributed to a dramatic growth in the number and scope of legal instruments aimed at regulating uses and resources of the marine environment. The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the development and current state of law dealing with protection of the marine environment. The examination will proceed initially from the international level, but will focus on the implementation (or non-implementation) of these principles in Canadian law. The specific topics covered in the seminar will vary from year to year depending on current issues and student research interests. For more information on current topics, please consult the course instructor.

Prerequisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Assessment Method: Major paper, class participation and presentation.
Restrictions: None.