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DDRO 25A02 - Sustainable development law

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course will focus on the legal grounds of the environmental protection (constitutional law, international law, european law, national legal orders), in order to ask if there is a fundamental right to a healthy environment. The main environmental principles will be studied (precautionary principle, polluter-pays principle, the access principles), along with the main environmental challenges (protecting biodiversity, protecting spaces, climate change…). The approach is comparative and includes a large participation of each student who will explain the environmental policy of his/her own country.


BARBE, Vanessa (Maître de conférences des Universités)

Course validation

Each student will be responsible for : - 1 press review (25 pts) - 1 PM briefing and 1 oral presentation (25 pts) - 2 Quizes (50 pts) - Class participation (+/- 2 pts)

Required reading

  • Stuart Bell, Environmental Law, Oxford University Press, 912 p.
  • Robert Duxbury, Environmental Law, Oxford University Press, 734 p.