Environmental law

A.A. 2022/2023
Crediti massimi
Ore totali
Obiettivi formativi
The course aims at introducing students to the main international instruments regulating States' environmental policies. Case studies, international conventions and declarations will provide a deep overview of States' practices and will offer the necessary tools for a proper knowledge and understanding of the leading literature by international scholars.
Risultati apprendimento attesi
At the end of the course, students will have a thorough understanding of the main international instruments regulating States' policies concerning key environmental issues.
Programma e organizzazione didattica

Edizione unica

Primo semestre

At first, the course will set up the conceptual framework to deal with environmental law issues. The main characteristics of environmental problems and the protection models of the environment will be discussed.
The juridical qualification of the environment will be then assessed and the main sources and principles of environmental law will be examined in reference to concrete examples.
Lastly, specific environmental issues and administrative procedures will be examined, by analyzing examples of concrete solution of environmental problems.
No preliminary competences are required to attend this course
Metodi didattici
Regular attendance is highly recommended. Concrete cases and relevant materials will be discussed and commented in class
Materiale di riferimento
F. Fracchia, Environmental law. Principles, Definitions and Protection models, Editoriale Scientifica, 2018, available for purchase at https://www.editorialescientifica.com/shop/e-book/environmental-law-2-detail.html
Additional teaching materials will be uploaded on Ariel
Modalità di verifica dell’apprendimento e criteri di valutazione
Assessment: oral exam
Evaluation criteria: capacity to deliver an organized speech on specific issues of the course; capacity to use the knowledge acquired in class in a specific ambit; quality of the exposition; preciseness of the technical language; consistency.
Type of evaluation: scale of 30.
Attendees will have the possibility to take a mid-term written test.
Lezioni: 48 ore