Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours. |
Total Time Commitment:
Study Period Commencement:
November, Semester 2
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Students are strongly recommended to study LAWS50041 Public International Law prior to undertaking this subject. Students are also recommended to take LAWS50078 Environmental Law prior to undertaking this subject.
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
Melbourne Law School welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Law School policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the School's programs.
The inherent academic requirements for the study at Melbourne Law School are:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
This subject introduces students to the specialised field of international environmental law. International environmental law is the field of public international law concerned with the protection of the natural environment, and those aspects of the built environment recognised as world cultural heritage. It is a vitally important branch of international law, seeking as it does to safeguard the environment upon which humanity depends for its very existence. International environmental law seeks to integrate the activities of diverse actors - States, international organisations, businesses, communities and non-government organisations (NGOs) - and uses a wide range of legal tools (including economic instruments and participatory mechanisms) to address pressing environmental concerns.
A student who has successfully completed this subject should have an advanced and integrated understanding of, and be able to critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to, the following issues:
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Sands and Peel, Principles of International Environmental Law (3rd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2012).
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject, students should have developed and demonstrated expert skills, including:
Juris Doctor |
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