SOC002 International and Czech Environmental Law

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
JUDr. Jakub Hanák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Ilona Jančářová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
JUDr. Vojtěch Vomáčka, Ph.D., LL.M. (lecturer)
JUDr. Dominik Židek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Ilona Jančářová, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental Law and Land Law - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Environmental Law and Land Law - Faculty of Law
Mon 23. 9. to Fri 20. 12. Mon 10:00–11:40 214
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/15, only registered: 1/15
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
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.
Teaching methods
lectures with discussion
Assessment methods
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
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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