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School of Engineering
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Course unit
INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
INL1000513, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
IN1825, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track SOIL, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LUCIANO BUTTI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines IUS/10 Administrative Law 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: None.
Target skills and knowledge: General understanding of the principles of international environmental law and of the role of the precautionary principle.

Study of the role of science in environmental law and of the use of the scientific evidence in judicial reviews relating to the environment.
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.
Assessment criteria: Understanding of the principles of international environmental law explained during the course; ability to apply such principles to specific cases.
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures; presentations created and explained by students; analysis of Court decisions and cases.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The course materials (ppt presentations) will be available on moodle e-learning platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Fisher, Lange, Scotford, Environmental Law. Texts, cases and materials.. --: Oxford University Press, 2013. Frequentanti pp 968-991 - Non frequentanti pp. 1-52; 115-138; 729-774; 968-991. Cerca nel catalogo