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2017

[Lecture Course Basic Information]

Lecturer: TAKAMURA Yukari
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Semester: Spring
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Course Periods: Wed 10:30-12:00
Credits: 2
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Classroom: Lecture Room 4 / Graduate School of Informatics

 

Outline of Lecture Course

International environmental law (IEL), an evolving branch of international law aimed at protecting the environment, has been providing a legal framework for international environmental cooperation.

The main topics of the class are as follows: 1) IEL and its Historical Development; 2) Key Concepts of IEL; 3) Law making of IEL; 4) Ensuring Compliance with IEL; 5) Key Issues in Current IEL; 6) Relationship between IEL and Other Areas of International Law.

Course Objectives The class aims at deepening understanding of basic concepts and principles, features of IEL in a comprehensive manner as well as various contemporary and cross-cutting issues, such as trade and environment, and human right and environment with view to exploring a possible solution in a practical and creative manner.
Textbooks U. Beyerlin and T. Marauhn, International Environmental Law, Hart Pub (2011).
Course Materials/Supplementaries P. Birnie, A. Boyle and C. Redgwell, International Law & the Environment, Third edition, Oxford University Press (2009). Other materials are to be informed in the class.
Assessment Class participation (50%) and final report (50%). All students are expected to do the assigned reading of Japanese and/or English literature, and based on which, do presentations and participate actively in discussions.
Prerequisites It would be desirable that students attending the class would have basic knowledge of international law.
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Lecture Theme Lecture Course Description Learning outside the class Related page
1 Orientation of the class
2 International environmental law (IEL) and its historical developments
3 Key concepts of IEL (1)
4 Key concepts of IEL (2)
5 Key concepts of IEL (3)
6 Key concepts of IEL (4)
7 Law making of IEL (1)
8 Law making of IEL (2)
9 Ensuring compliance with IEL (1)
10 Ensuring compliance with IEL (2)
11 Key Issues in Current IEL (1)
12 Key Issues in Current IEL (2)
13 Relationship with their areas of International law (1)
14 Relationship with their areas of International law (2)
15 Wrap-up of the class

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