COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Spring Term 1996
Department of Legal Studies, Budapest
CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY
The degradation of the environment is becoming the issue of the 21st century. Legal systems were unable to cope with their traditional structures with these immensely complex global issue although the different national and international legal systems developed many innovative concepts. The comparative approach enables the student to evaluate and develop its own national regime and for those interested in international business law it gives a key to an indispensable part of contemporary business considerations. US, German, French, UK, Dutch solutions to air, water, waste and soil related problems are discussed with special emphasis on European Community. The course serves to understand the operation of the Community in a key area.
Because of the global nature of environmental problems the course reviews the emerging international regime of international environment protection including international liability regimes, protection of wildlife and the ozone treaties and problems of international investment (including rain forests and dams).
Plater, Environmental Law (selected chapters)
Compilation of reading by Sajó
Digitized version prepared by the Curriculum Resource Center (CRC)
CEU Budapest, Hungary
Revised: April 1996
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