- Code LAWS8145
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Law, Climate, Energy Change, Environmental Science
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course will cover the following topics:
- Theories of environmental decision-making including the use of expert science in decision-making.
- Political, administrative and institutional contexts.
- Models of environmental regulatory regimes based on scientific information and the assessment of risk.
(For example, environmental impact assessment, gene technology, hazardous chemicals, fisheries management regimes, forestry, endangered species).
- Sources of scientific uncertainty and standards of ‘regulatory science'.
- Theory, method and law of risk assessment.
- Legislative standards of preventive and precautionary regulation.
- Case law on standards of science.
- The precautionary principle in international law and in international trade disputes.
- Interpreting and implementing the precautionary principle in domestic law (threshold test and precautionary action).
- Scientific uncertainty, the precautionary principle, and the threshold test.
- Legal and institutional reform.
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26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery over 3 days)
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- 6 units
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