School Of Law

International Environmental Law and PolicyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200907.4


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Beatriz Garcia De Oliveira

Assumed Knowledge
Bachelor of Laws or equivalent qualification.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 2824 Master of Laws, 2784 or 2810 Master of Laws (International Governance), 8083 Bachelor of Research Studies, 8084/8085 Master of Research or the Master of Science.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  Beatriz Garcia De Oliveira  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit provides an overview of international environmental law and policy. It investigates legal and policy measures for managing and protecting the environment in a sustainable manner. The unit will begin by exploring the economic, political, and legal concepts relevant to international environmental legal regimes. It will then apply these concepts to concrete regimes designed to deal with specific international environmental problems, such as climate change, ozone depletion, air pollution, hazardous waste, freshwater resources, marine pollution, world heritage, human rights, biodiversity and habitat loss. The unit focuses principally on the dynamic of treaties, negotiations, and state and non-state actors in the international arena. Special attention will be given to 21st Century environmental problems. Appropriateness of the present environmental legal regimes and challenges for the future will also be mooted in the unit.

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