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MLM711 - International Environmental Law

Offering information:

Not offered in 2013

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

TBA (Trimester 1), B Hayward (Trimester 3)

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours: 1 x 3 hour class/seminar per week.


Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment


International Environmental Law is a dynamic speciality within what is broadly termed public international law.  In this unit students will become acquainted with the development of International Environmental Law and the key principles and cases which have shaped its content.  Growing international awareness of the long lasting impact human activity has on the natural environment and the transnational nature of environmental disasters, has spurred international, regional and domestic law and policy development.  Classes will address a range of environmental concerns including climate change, marine pollution, biodiversity, and environmental restrictions in international and polar regimes.  State and corporate responsibility for environmental harm is also examined.  Students complete the unit with an investigation into current and future international environmental challenges.


Written assignment 1 2500 words 25%, written assignment 2 2500 words 25%, written assignment 3 5000 words 50%

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