78155 International Environmental Law: Policy & Implementation

This subject addresses the nature, scope, structure and implementation of international environmental law. It introduces students to treaty law, soft law and customary international law relating to the protection, conservation and management of the world's environment. Concepts and principles that have been employed for environmental protection are examined. This subject gives special attention to contemporary environmental problems. These include global warming, ozone depletion, marine pollution, trans-boundary movements of hazardous wastes, biodiversity and trade and the environment. The role of the UN and and other multilateral organisations and the role of the international court of justice in formulating and developing international environmental law is highlighted. Selected domestic implementation is also explored.

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