Human Rights and the Environment (GEOS5501)
UNIT OF STUDY
The global community is faced with the collision between obligations to protect human rights and the environment. Environmental degradation is on the increase while, simultaneously, we are witnessing a growing demand to meet human rights obligations. Both these phenomena necessitate a re-think of the way human / environment nexus. This unit of study addresses the diverse and complex interaction between human rights and the environment. We examine whether human rights can be secured in degraded or polluted environments. We consider whether the aims of human rights and environmental protection complement or contradict one another. The course deals with the human rights and the environment through a series of lectures seminars.
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Two hours of class contact per week plus self-directed study
Major essay (50%), minor essay (30%) and seminars (20%)
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