The course enable the students approaching for the first time the protection of the environment in international law and EU Law to dominate the essence of this crucial theme in continuous development. At the same time, the course offer the student the possibility to specialize in several areas or sectors of international environmental law. The course is divided in two parts: thegeneral part I, and thespecific and sectorial part II. Thegeneral part I treats the subjects, sources, general principles, the protection of the environment and human rights, citizen’s right to information, public participation and access to justice, and environmental liability and responsibility as a consequence of environmental damage. The specific and sectorial part II will focus on atmospheric pollution and climate change, the law of the sea and the protection of the marine environment, protection of the high seas from oil pollution and dumping of pollutants, protection of species and biological diversity, and transboundary movements of hazardous waste. Special focus will be dedicated to the European Union (EU) focusing on EU-regulations, directives, and the new objectives of the EU Green Deal and other EU hot topics such as the protection of biological diversity and international protected nature areas (Natura 2000-areas), resource management (regulation of water, waste and renewable energy), marine spatial planning, ecosystem based management also within the context of the EU Blue Economy.
The course will be oriented in a problem solving approach and will be split up into a series of workshops based on project’s works.
General part l
Specific and sectorial part ll
Espoo Convention, Montréal Protocol, United Nations Conventions on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s reports, Paris Agreement, Ramsar Convention, Biodiversity Convention, CITES Convention, Basel Convention , Aarhus Convention, Inuit Circumpolar Declaration (ICC), UNCLOS Convention, MARPOL Convention, OSPAR Convention, UNEP Regional Sea Program and other relevant sectorial treaties and agreements, and governance of environmental pollution at the sea, the Treaty of Lisbon, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), EU Marine Spatial Planning, the European Union Green Deal, and other EU important recent initiatives.
|Name of exam
|The Protection of the Environment in International Law and EU Law
|Type of exam
Oral exam20 minutes oral exam
|7-point grading scale
|Type of grading
|Criteria of assessment
|The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures
|Miljøbeskyttelse i international ret og EU-ret
|Language of instruction
|Location of the lecture
|Responsible for the module
|Study Board of Law
|Department of Law
|Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities