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International Environmental Law & Policy
Last Updated Date:   21 September 2021


5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
International law traditionally concerns itself with the relations between states, yet environmental problems transcend borders. International environmental law demonstrates how international norms can affect national sovereignty on matters of common concern. The course surveys international treaties concerning the atmosphere and on land and sea, the conservation of nature and resources, and connections to trade, investment and economic development. Institutions and principles to promote compliance and cooperation are also examined. The course will assist students in their understanding of international law-making. It would be of use to those interested in careers involving international law, both for the government and public sector and those in international trade and investment.

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Course Convenor: A/P Tay Seong Chee, Simon

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4031V / LL5031V / LL6031V / LLJ5031V

Contact Hours: 3-hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 15%; Short Paper and Presentation [Due: Weeks 6-11 depending on roster of presentation) - 25% & 6-Hr Take Home Exam - 60% [Release: Tue, 9 Nov 2021 (9am); Due: Tue, 9 Nov 2021 (3pm)]

Preclusions: Nil

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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