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School of Law

SOLM134 International Environmental Law

Module Description

This course focuses on international legal and institutional arrangements concerning the management of the environment. It examines both theoretical and practical dimensions of these arrangements.

This course explores some of the most salient aspects of the expanding area of international environmental law. It examines, in particular, global environmental issues that have risen to the top of the international law and policy agenda in the wake of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio Conference) and the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development and 2015 UN Goals .  It deals with the fundamental questions of IEL : the precautionary principles ; polluter pays principle, environmental impact assessment.

The notion of sustainable development occupies an important place in this course. It provides an acknowledgment that environmental law needs to be considered at the same time as social and economic dimensions of development   The module is linked with human rights law and economic law (WTO).

Applicable Groupings


30 Credits

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