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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2016C: Environmental Regulation and Redress

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Aims

You will look at the role of national and  international law in setting environmental standards. . You will critically reflect on the extent to which the law across the world, including indigenous laws and cultural norms, might be used to embed pro-environmental  and sustainable behaviour.


Various forms of redress will be considered within popular contexts in environmental law,  You will be introduced to the difference between public law responses, like criminal, administrative and human rights law, i and private law controls like tort or contract law. We will also explore potential future avenues for redress,  for example through the expansion of the application of a human rights agenda and international criminal law in ecocide as well as considering the expanding role of restorative justice.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Analyse the legal regulatory framework relating to environmental harms
2. Evaluate legal forms of redress for environmental harm
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Identify key elements of legal problems and select appropriate methods for investigating and evaluating them
4. Construct and support analysis using legal sources
Personal and Key Skills5. Use primary and secondary library-based and electronic resources effectively
6. Interact with peers in group decision-making processes, modifying your own position where appropriate