Main objectives can be summarized as follows:
to understand global and regional environmental problems
to learn the regulatory techniques and instruments to cope with environmental problems in the international and Czech legal systems
1. International environmental law - global environmental problems,
sources of the international environmental law, environmental
treaties and their characteristics.
2. Czech environmental law (CEL) - regulatory structure, sources of the law, environmental decision-making, system of authorities. Environment and the Czech Constitution.
3. International treaties in the field of air protection.
4. CEL - Air protection, ozone layer protection, global climate change.
5. International treaties in the field of inland water protection.
6. CEL - Inland water protection.
7. International treaties in the field of the cultural heritage of
mankind and nature protection.
8. CEL - Nature protection.
9. International treaties in the field of hazardous activities.
10. CEL - Legal regime of waste disposal.
11. Forest and agricultural land management and protection in the CR.
12. Environmental impact assessment and Aarhus Convention. Czech environmental impact assessment procedure, integrated prevention and
pollution control. The right to information on the environment and
participation of the public in the environmental protection. The right to the favourable environment as a basic human right.
Gillespie, A.: Conservation, Biodiversity and International Law, Edward Elgar Publ., 2011, 600 ps.
Sands, P.: Principles of International Environmental Law, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2004, 1116 ps.
Jančářová, I: Environmental Law - Selected international treaties and Czech national regulations
Bodansky, D., Brunée, J., Hey, E.(Eds.): The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law, Oxford University Press, 2010, 1080 p.
Fitzmaurice, M., Ong, D.M., Merkouris, P.(Eds.): Research Handbook on International Environmental Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010, 703 ps.
lectures with discussion
Lectures are held for a minimum of 5 students. With smaller number of students attending the course, lectures are replaced with tutorials.
Reading assignments will be given by the course co-ordinator during the course.
The examination in the form of a written test and one semestral paper/ppt.presentation.
Examination - credit requirements:
1. Semester paper/ppt. presentation
2. Written test
3. Participation in lessons