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EU AND TRANSNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

CODE 84272
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
CREDITS 6 credits during the 3nd year of 7995 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA

6 credits during the 5th year of 7996 LAW (LMG/01) IMPERIA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/13
LANGUAGE Inglese
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (LAW)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course will focus on international and European environmental law and its impact on the domestic legal systems. In particular, the following will be analyzed in detail: the evolution of transnational environmental law; the sources of international and European environmental law, including basic principles relating thereto; transnational environmental law in the human rights perspective; international trade and environmental preservation; results and challenges in the protection of the marine environment; atmospheric pollution and climate change; biodiversity preservation and endangered species.

TEACHING METHODS

In order to facilitate comprehension of the course topics, power point presentations for each lesson shall be uploaded on Aulaweb for their downloading. Prior to each lesson students shall find on Aulaweb the pages of the textbook or of the other teaching materials covered by the lesson, for their pre-reading. Teaching will be based on the study of relevant case-law and documents, and implies an informed participation by the students. All these materials shall be uploaded on Aulaweb ahead of their presentation during the lessons. In order to ensure the optimal use of this resource, students are invited to register on Aulaweb as soon as possible.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course aims at providing participating students with a critical analysis of principles, rules and current trends of European Union and international environmental law. The following topics will be addressed in detail: (a) introduction to international environmental law (sources, subjects, substantive norms, enforcement); (b) introduction to EU environmental law (competence, sources, substantive norms, impact on domestic legal systems); (c) human rights protection and the environment (environmental rights and duties in perspective); (d) environmental protection and international trade; (e) international and EU marine environmental law; (f) international and EU governance of atmospheric environment and climate change; (g) waste management and disposal in EU and international environmental law. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

MUNARI – SCHIANO DI PEPE, Tutela transnazionale dell’ambiente, Bologna, 2012.

Equivalent reading materials in English will be suggested to interested students who are not familiar with the Italian language or who prefer to study on English texts.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FRANCESCO MUNARI (President)

LUCA CALZOLARI

LAURA CARPANETO

CHIARA CELLERINO

ISABELLA QUERCI

CHIARA ENRICA TUO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

In order to facilitate comprehension of the course topics, power point presentations for each lesson shall be uploaded on Aulaweb for their downloading. Prior to each lesson students shall find on Aulaweb the pages of the textbook or of the other teaching materials covered by the lesson, for their pre-reading. Teaching will be based on the study of relevant case-law and documents, and implies an informed participation by the students. All these materials shall be uploaded on Aulaweb ahead of their presentation during the lessons. In order to ensure the optimal use of this resource, students are invited to register on Aulaweb as soon as possible.

LESSONS START

I SEMESTER from 19th September to 9th Dicember 2016 (12 weeks)
II SEMESTER from 1st March to 19th May 2017 (12 weeks)


Timetable of classes shall be published around one month before the starting of the semester on the website of the Department 

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

As a rule, the exam is oral. Attending students may be given the opportunity to pass the exam in writing on the subjects that have been discussed in class during the course.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
22/05/2017 08:00 GENOVA Orale
05/06/2017 08:00 GENOVA Orale
26/06/2017 08:00 GENOVA Orale
10/07/2017 08:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2017 08:00 GENOVA Orale