The course aims at providing the students, law novices, with the essential elements to correctly understand the juridical principles and the rules applicable to the so-called "environmental law", now contained essentially in the legislative decree n. 152/2006. During the lectures it will be described also the basic mechanisms of the procedures that are relevant in environmental matters (e.g., environmental restorations, waste management, etc.). In order to do so, it will be necessary to have preliminarily presented the juridical foundations of administrative law, through which it is possible to comprehend and locate the specific norms of the environmental sector. The sequent notions will be therefore presented: sources of administrative law, public administration, administrative act and administrative procedure.
Expected learning outcomes
Lesson period: Second semester
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The course is divided in two parts, each one regarding a specific thematic area, as follows. The explication of the basic institutions of administrative law will be carried out, after a general introduction, by looking at particular examples and cases drawn from environmental law.
Part I Administrative law - introduction -Principles of administrative law; -The notion of public administration; -The subdivision of administrative competences in environmental matters; -The administrative measure; -The administrative procedure.
Part II -Legislative decree n. 152/2005; analysis of the Code and guide to its reading; -The environment as a legal asset; -Environmental protection: fundamental models; -Principles of environmental law; -Administrative procedures in environmental matters (environmental restoration, waste management, etc.)