Law 923 International Environmental Law
This course will allow for the study of the law relating to international environmental degradation. After a brief introduction to the problem of ensuring international environmental quality and the sources and forms of international environmental law, the course will examine a number of issues of international pollution control. In this part of the course, we will study international responses to the problems of global warming, ozone depletion, and trans-boundary pollution. We will also consider issues of international resource management, such as those related to conservation of endangered species and preservation of biodiversity. In considering these issues, we will consider the developing principles of international environmental law (including the precautionary principle and the polluter-pays principle). We should also have sufficient time to consider the relation between international trade and environmental protection. There are no prerequisites for this course.