International Environmental Law
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- 25 Oct 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of the underlying principles and historical development of international environmental law such as the importance of implementing international environmental law at a domestic level and the impact on natural resources management;
- analyse contemporary issues in international environmental law using professional judgement, evaluation and synthesis to consider the impact and effectiveness of international environmental law on political and societal outcomes;
- identify, analyse and critically reflect on complex issues relating to international environmental law to build a persuasive and comprehensive legal argument, including recommendations for appropriate actions and remedies in relation to international environmental law; and
- use judgement and research skills to produce clear and coherent communications that are based on analysis, synthesis and research skills to advise interested parties on international environmental law using legal reasoning and argument.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
UNE-LAW101-Law in Context and UNE-LAW172-Contract Law, or UNE-LAW272-Law of Contract II, or UNE-LAW102-Legal Professional Skills and UNE-LAW162-Criminal Law, or UNE-LAW312-Criminal and Civil Procedure, or UNE-LAW157-Alternative Dispute Resolution, or UNE-LAW164-Law and First Peoples of Australia and UNE-LAW100-Foundations of Law ;
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Laws (4 Years) or Bachelor of Legal Studies. To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject introduces students to fundamental principles in international environmental law and examines certain important issues in this area at the global level. More specifically, the unit will critically analyse the significant principles involved in the operation of the international legal system and how the international community, through law and policy, responds to global and regional environmental issues. A sectoral approach will then be taken by examining the application of international environmental law in certain specific areas. The main focus will be on examining the law and policy which has been applied to deal with environmental problems in an international and transboundary context. Special reference to domestic laws and initiatives will be made in evaluating the impact of international environmental obligations on natural resource management.
Assignment 1: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Take Home Exam: 3000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Assignment 1 (40%)
- Take Home Exam (60%)
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