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Principles of Environmental Law Class Comes to a Close

11 May 2016 - 11:00

Following twelve weeks spent together, the Principles of Environmental Law class bid their farewells to one another and headed home to their different regions in South Africa, Africa and Europe. During the twelve week course, Sandy Paterson (the course convener), introduced students to the following types of issues: historical overview of the development of environmental law; ethical basis for environmental law; the nature, scope and sources of environmental law; the relationship between constitutional rights (environmental rights, administrative justice, access to information, locus standi) and environmental law; environmental governance; the role of common law; and the main legal tools prevalent in environmental laws such as planning measures, institutional arrangements, permitting measures, EIA, civil measures, administrative measures, criminal measures, voluntary measures and incentive-based measures. The course next runs in February 2017.