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International environmental law 506 (6 points)


Leader: Mrs Yet Bryant

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: Synopsis The subject examines the way in which the international community is tackling existing and future environmental problems - including ozone layer depletion, climate change, destruction of biodiversity, heritage conservation, disposal of hazardous waste. The 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Brazil has seen a development of international environmental law and policy. The Australian Government has adopted a high profile in international negotiations on environmental matters. In addition Australia has already felt the effect of international obligations in respect of world heritage sites and climate change.

Assessment: Written research paper (4000 words) and take-home class test (to be completed over 2 days): 50% each

Contact Hours: Three hours of lectures per week

Corequisites: LAW4122

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