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LAWS6141: Asia Pacific Environmental Law

2023 unit information

In this unit, the environmental law and policy of selected countries and regional organisations in the Asia Pacific will be studied against the background of relevant international environmental law and institutions. Unit topics will be divided into four sub-regions: Pacific Island Developing Countries, South East Asia Region ASEAN and Mekong countries, North Asian Region, Japan, Peoples Republic of China, South Asian Region, South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation SAARC Countries. In relation to each region the implications of international and regional environmental law and institutions will be explored followed by country specific case studies involving a range of issues such as biodiversity access to modern energy services, natural resources and environmental planning, industrial pollution, environmental impact assessment, climate change and protection of the marine and coastal environment. Case studies on regional environmental issues such as ASEAN Haze will also be included.

Unit details and rules

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Code LAWS6141
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Explain the development of environmental law and policy from an Asia Pacific context.
  • LO2. Identify an original topic of research and demonstrate knowledge in both oral and written form.
  • LO3. Conduct legal research and generate a medium length research essay.
  • LO4. Demonstrate oral communication skills and collaboration by discussing and debating theoretical propositions, methodologies and legal problems related to environmental law.
  • LO5. Apply environmental law to complex issues, and critique the law from a practical perspective, either individually or as part of a group.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive October 2021
Block mode Remote
Intensive November 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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