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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 3068

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101900

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

  • To examine the role of international environmental law in addressing the global dimensions of environmental protection
  • to compare distinctive approaches to the implementation of international environmental law at the domestic level
  • to analyse the link between poverty and environmental harm and the role of law in promoting environmental sustainability

Course content

  • the principal sources of international environmental law
  • the link between poverty and environmental harm and the special needs of developing countries
  • the concept of environmental sustainability and its reflection in specific legal principles (precaution, inter and intra-generational equity, polluter pays)
  • the role of international institutions in global environmental governance
  • the challenge in securing compliance and enforcement of multilateral environmental agreements
  • the nature of comparative legal research and its relevance to environmental law
  • selected issues in international environmental law and a comparative analysis of their treatment in selected national jurisdictions (climate change and atmospheric pollution; biodiversity protection; deforestation; human rights and the environment; and international financial mechanisms)

Textbook(s)

Hunter, D. Salzman, J. and Zaelke, D. 2015, International Environmental Law and Policy, 5th ed, Foundation Press, New York, NY

Prerequisite(s)

The successful completion of 36 units.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 4 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 40 hours x n/a
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Lecture 40 hours x n/a

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Class presentation 1000 words 30% N/A
Written paper 3500 words 70% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Class presentation 1000 words 30% N/A
Written paper 3500 words 70% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Class presentation 1000 words 30% N/A
Written paper 3500 words 70% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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