Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3016C: Legal Response to Environmental Destruction
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
Indicative Reading List
This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.
- Bell, McGillivray, and Pedersen, Environmental Law (9th edn, Oxford: OUP, 2017)
- Smith, “22. Sustainable development and human rights”, In International Human Rights Law (Oxford: OUP, 2019)
Recommended additional resources:
- Birnie, Boyle and Redgwell, International Law & the Environment (4th edn, OUP 2018)
- Fisher, Lange, and Scotford, Environmental Law: Text, Cases & Materials (2nd edn, Oxford: OUP, 2019)
- Sands and Peel, Principles of International Environmental Law, (4th edn.,CUP 2018)
Sample journal articles & contributions to edited volumes:
- N. Gunningham, ‘Enforcing Environmental Regulation’ (2011) Journal of Environmental Law 23 (2): 169-201
- S. Humphreys, ‘Competing claims: human rights and climate harms’ in Humphreys (Ed.), Human Rights and Climate Change (Cambridge University Press, 2010) Chapter 1 p37-66.
- M. Lee and C, Abbot, ‘The usual suspects? Public participation under the Aarhus Convention’ (2003) 66 Modern Law Review 80- 108.
- L. Rajamani, ‘The 2015 Paris Agreement: Interplay Between Hard, Soft and Non-Obligations’ (2016) 28 Journal of Environmental Law 337–358.
- C. Reid and W. Nsoh, 'The Privatisation of Biodiversity?' (Edward Elgar, 2016) Chapter 9: Reflections pp.253-260.
- Venn ‘Social Justice and Climate Change’ in T. M. Letcher (Ed.) Managing Global Warming: An interface between technology and human issues (Elsevier, 2018) Chapter 24 pp.711-723.
- Yamineva and Romppanen, ‘Is law failing to address air pollution? Reflections on international and EU developments’ (2017) RECIEL, 26(3) 189-200.
- Web based and electronic resources:
- Electronic journals and databases such as EUR-Lex, West law, Lexis Nexis, Hein Online etc.
- Those provided for and distributed to the students by the ESI and local environmental initiatives collaborated with.