Transboundary Environmental Law
15 credits cr.
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The course Transboundary Environmental Law addresses environmental issues in a transboundary context, through international environmental law in particular, but also through EU environmental law, as well as other legal structures and situations.
The course Transboundary Environmental Law is given within the framework of the Master of Laws in Environmental Law at the Department of Law, Stockholm University.
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The course addresses environmental issues in a transboundary context, through international environmental law in particular, but also through EU environmental law, as well as other legal structures and situations (e.g. extraterritorial law enforcement). Transboundary environmental law encompasses, among others, the legal regulation and protection of human health, air, climate, water, soil, nature and biodiversity against pollution and other disturbances, as well as the legal control of chemical products and waste management.
Transboundary environmental law also covers development policies, changes in legal thinking across state borders, and comparative studies of environmental law concepts and approaches. The course also examines various thematic legal issues on dispute resolution, international institutions, environmental protection and globalisation, trade, human rights, environmental liability of transnational corporations, environmental democracy, and finally sanctions, implementation and achievement of objectives.
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Syllabus - Transboundary Environmental Law
Instruction consists of lectures and seminars. Participation in the seminars is mandatory. The language of instruction is English.
The course is examined through active attendance at the seminars, the writing and oral presentation of a short essay, the writing of a memorandum, and a final written examination.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
Kingston, Heyvaert & Čavošky, European Environmental Law, 1st edition, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 527 pages.
Dupuy & Viñuales, International Environmental Law, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2018, 522 pages.
During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.
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