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    An introduction to the principles and sources of international environmental law, and an investigation of current issues including the impact of and on state sovereignty, and tensions between trade and environment.

    This paper gives an introduction to the key principles and sources of international environmental law and an analysis of the international environmental law relating to topics including climate change, ozone depletion, biodiversity, migratory species, trade in endangered species, whales, Antarctica and ecocide.

    About this paper

    Paper title International Environmental Law
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    LAWS 201, LAWS 202, LAWS 203, LAWS 204
    LAWS 521
    Limited to
    LLB, LLB(Hons)
    May not be credited together with LAWS479 passed in 2001, 2002 or 2005-2008.
    Teaching staff

    Professor Nicola Wheen


    Course readings via eReserve.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to analyse and assess the law relating to international environmental matters.


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 29-35, 37-42
    Thursday 09:00-09:50 29-35, 37-42
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