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The focus in this course will be on the international law and policy relating to the environment. The course aims to provide an understanding of key concepts in this area of international law through case studies in substantive areas as diverse as climate change, forests and biological diversity. The course also aims to give an understanding of the structures and political processes involved in the negotiation of environmental treaties. Problems of domestic implementation will be addressed through case studies involving the implementation of global treaties of particular importance to Tasmania, e.g. The World Heritage and Ramsar Wetlands Conventions.

Summary 2020

Unit name International Environmental Law
Unit code LAW610
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law

Dr Peter Lawrence

Teaching staff

Dr Peter Lawrence

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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About Census Dates




Successful completion of 150 Credit Points


Teaching Pattern

Two or three interactive seminars each week with some guest lecturers. A simulated climate change treaty negotiation will be a highlight of the course.



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