JJUA55140U  International Environmental Law

Volume 2017/2018

The course offer an introduction to International Environmental Law to make students acquainted with the general features of International Environmental Law as well as more specific areas of regulation within the topic. The course is divided into two principal parts The issues encountered in the first part are principles, definitions, concepts, customary law and trends in International Law on Environmental Protection and the interaction with two other dominant international regimes – The World Trade Organization and International regimes on Law of the Sea. This part will also cover a historical introduction to the evolving regime of International Environmental law.

The issues covered in the second part are devoted to selected global and regional regulatory regimes:

  • Citizens Rights to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice – Aarhus Convention
  • Human Rights and Environmental Protection
  • Combat against Air Pollution, Ozone Depletion and Climate Change -
  • Protection of Nature, Biodiversity and Biosafety
  • Protection of the High Seas from Oil Pollution and Dumping of Pollutants
  • Regulation of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste
Learning Outcome

- Present and explain the theoretical and practical problems of international environmental law – Identify complicated legal problems
- Analyse complex problems within the international environmental law course on various relevant and professional approaches
- Argue in favour of professional solutions, make a critical weighing of the relevant arguments and make a reasoned choice in relation to theoretical and practical solutions
- Put into perspective the concrete problems of the course subject in a way that shows that she/he has a professional breadth of view in relation to and knowledge about international environmental law
- Communicate and formulate her/his knowledge and arguments professionally and linguistically correct and in a way that is structured and coherent

Elli Louka, International Environmental Law, Fairness, effectiveness and world order - udgivet på Cambdrige, University Express.
Collection of International Legal Instruments and other relevant materials.

Required readings cover app. 500 pages.

Read, write and speak Englisg – Basic knowledge in International Law is expexted
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 20 minutes
Oral exam without preparation, 20 minutes
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Exam period

Week 43, 2017


Week 4, 2017 - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Seminar
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 178,25
  • Total
  • 206,25