This course aims to
1) Enable students to learn, comprehend, apply, evaluate and reflect upon the rules and principles of environmental law in Hong Kong and identify and critically analyse the basic principles of international environmental law and issues with respect to energy resources and their enforceability both locally and internationally;
2) Promote an attitude of critical and reflective learning of environmental law within common law context, Hong Kong public law and international environmental law to understand its theoretical underpinnings and its historical and political context;
3) Impart advanced skills to students to discover and assess in comparative context the rules of state responsibility & dispute settlement procedures for environmental law claims including environmental protection and right to development before courts/tribunals and develop their own independent thesis/advice/opinion;
4) Conduct advanced legal research in this area by identifying and using sources appropriate for high-level professional and/or post-graduate academic legal work.