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LAW4175 - Current issues in international environmental protection 406

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Law


Not offered in 2007


This unit will cover the international legal responses to major global and transboundary environmental problems (such as pollution and climate change, ozone depletion, biodiversity, marine pollution and the import and export of hazardous waste).


The seminar format will be used to introduce and explain the core material referred to in the unit description while also identifying key problems and recent challenges in the development of international environmental law. Active student discussion will be encouraged to test students' understanding of the subject matter; to relate the subject matter to the objectives of the course; to stimulate critical debate about recent developments in international law and policy; and to identify possible problems in students' understanding. Selective student presentations will also be commissioned.


Research paper (4000 words): 50%
Take home examination: 50%

Contact hours

Three hours of lectures per week


LAW4115 or LAW4122