Development, environment and the law in the South
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- Course Not Running 2014/2015
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- Full Year
This course examines environmental law in its comparative and development context. It critically examines legal strategies employed in different jurisdictions for the pursuit of sustainable development. In particular, it seeks to analyse some of the main trends in the development of environmental law in the South over the past few decades. This includes an examination of national level regulation, the role of the judiciary as well as the role of international law and institutions in the development and implementation of national environmental laws and principles.
This course includes a general part which examines some of the main trends in the development of environmental law and some of the main principles and norms informing it. This is followed by the examination of a number of different themes that are of specific relevance in the South. Examples of topics which may be covered include:
- air pollution and climate change,
- the role and impact of international institutions and multinational enterprises.