INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: LUCIANO BUTTI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: None.
Examination methods: For students who attend the lessons the assessment will be based on:
- presentation assigned during the course (50%);
- an oral exam (50%) which will be divided into two parts. During the first part the teacher and the student will discuss about a topic chosen by the student among the topics dealt with during the lessons. During the second part, the teacher will ask the student to speak about one or two other topics chosen by the teacher among the topics dealt with during the lessons or analysed in Fisher, Lange e Scotford, Environmental Law. Texts, cases and materials. Oxford University Press, 2013, pages 968-991 only.

For students who do not attend the lessons:
The teacher will ask the student to speak about two or three topics covered in the book Fisher, Lange e Scotford, Environmental Law. Texts, cases and materials. Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 1-52; 115-138; 729-774; 968-991.
Course unit contents: During the course will be treated the following aspects of international environmental law:
- General aspects of IEL;
- science and law;
- precautionary principle;
- environmental damage;
- biotechnology;
- IPPC/IED;
- climate changes/Kyoto protocol;
- Nanotechnologies;
- Expert evidence and burden of proof in Environmental Court Cases;
- Corporate Governance and environmental crimes;
- Waste Directive;
- Law, Probability rules and Epidemiology;
- Thyssen 2011 decision and “Mens Rea” in environmental crimes;
- Environmental Distasters and Seveso Directive;
- Environmental Impact Assessment.

For students who do not attend the lessons the topics will be the ones covered in the book Fisher, Lange e Scotford, Environmental Law. Texts, cases and materials. Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 1-52; 115-138; 729-774; 968-991.