International Environmental Law (20326). 3 units. An introduction to public international law that both governs the global commons-atmosphere, climate, oceans, and stratospheric ozone layer-and guides the national obligations for ensuring transnational public health, advancing sustainable development, and managing the Earth's shared resources: sources of energy and renewable stocks of plants and animals, biodiversity, and ecosystems services. The course examines the emerging human rights to the environment, principles of international environmental law, and international duties for public participation in environmental decision making and access to justice. The major multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) are studied, with examples of how States enact environmental law regimes to implement the MEAs. Decision-making procedures of United Nations agencies and other international and regional policy and legal decision making bodies are critically examined. The main texts are a law school casebook, D. Hunter, D. Zaelke, and J. Salzman, International Environmental Law and Policy (Foundation Press, 2002), and the UN Environment Programme's commissioned restatement of this body of law, N.A. Robinson and L. Kurukulasuriya, Manual on International Environmental Law (UNEP, 2006). Self-scheduled examination. Also F&ES 825a. N. A. Robinson.
KRN - 321 (Wed) Grade mode: graded CRN: 14051
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