This course aims to
1) Enable students to:
(i) learn, comprehend, apply, evaluate and reflect upon the rules and principles of international environmental law.
(ii) Identify and critically analyse the links between international environmental law, energy resources and economic development.
(iii) Understand and analyse the links between the international environmental law principles and the applicable environmental laws at Hong Kong.
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.