Animal law is an important new area which is gaining more and more relevance as is recognized to be an eminent cross-area and cross-cutting field with elements of trans-disciplinarity. The interesting question is: what is Animal Law? This new area in continuous expansion addresses common law, statutory, constitutional and policy aspects but also global, regional, and national legal issues both in relation to the rights and interests of non-human animals. Animal Law is a new typology of interactive law that intersects administrative, contract, constitutional, environmental, ethical, family and torts law. The new generation of animal lawyers or scholars must be ready to face and solve new legal animal law challenges with new legal perspectives integrating both a traditional and non-traditional vision of the law because our world is changing, and we need new legal solutions to new legal problems. This course will put into perspective Animal Law and welfare by taking such a cross-area and cross-cutting approach in a multi-regulatory perspective buy approaching the topic at global, regional, and national level with elements of trans-disciplinarity when necessary.
The course proceeds in four parts: the first part is the General Part I on General Issues in Animal Law and Welfare Science; the second part is Part II on the Global Level and the Animal Lawand the international conventions and treaties applicable to animal welfare issues, the third part is Part III on the Regional Level of EU Law and animal Welfare, and the fourth part is Part IV on the Development of Animal Protection in different jurisdictions.
GENERAL PART 1
General issues in Animal Law and Welfare, including:
Global level and Animal law that defines what is global and animal law in a nutshell, and what are the most important global instruments and conventions, the law of international organizations that can respond to global animal problems.
Regional level and Animal Law which focuses on the EU law on animal welfare and the recent advancements that EU law has achieved in becoming one of the highest animal welfare laws in terms of standards. This part highlight and explain how the EU legislation protects wildlife, pets, as well as farm, zoos, and laboratory animals.
National level and the Animal Law which treats the Development of Animal Protection in different jurisdictions such as the Scandinavian one (with focus on Denmark as a pioneer in Animal Law), Australia, South Africa, Israel, Brazil, and China. This part will also include issues of wildlife crimes.
|Name of exam||Animal Law and Welfare in a Multi-regulatory Perspective|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam20 minutes exam.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
The module is open to students from Law and Business Law.
|Danish title||Animal Law and Welfare in a Multi-regulatory Perspective|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Law|
|Department||Department of Law|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities|