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Fall 2013

Course Description
This one-week course focuses on an exciting and fast-moving area of international law – Human Rights and Environment. The course will discuss the history and substance of this relationship, including the ongoing work of the first United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and environment, who is in the midst of his three-year appointment. The course will also examine the controversial area of human rights and climate change, as well as several outstanding issues, including whether humans have a human right to a healthy environment. Although significant issues remain unresolved, this area stands as one of the success stories of international law generally over the past several decade and of the development of the law of sustainable development.

Short Course Attendance Policy
Due to the small number of meetings, attendance to all meetings/classes for short courses is mandatory. Students who miss more than one class session (80 minute) of a 1-credit short course are subject to administrative withdrawal and will have a W for the course on their transcripts.

Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 09-23-2013 - 09-28-2013  

Dates Day Time Room
09-23-2013 - 09-26-2013   MTWR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM A110
09-27-2013 - 09-27-2013   F  2:00 PM-5:00 PM A110
09-28-2013 - 09-28-2013   S  10:00 AM-1:00 PM A110

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Class participation, short presentation of one case, open book exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
New Course
One Time Offering
Short Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Environment & Natural Resources - Basic
Social Justice - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



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