41201 - International Environmental Law Modulübersicht

Module Number: 41201
Module Title:International Environmental Law
  Internationales Umweltrecht
Department: Faculty 5 - Business, Law and Social Sciences
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. Dr. jur. Albrecht, Eike
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every winter semester
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:After completing the module, students are able to :
  • Understand the key concepts of law and international environmental law including its evolution as well as sources.
  • Name an understand legal principles used in establishing and maintaining environmental quality
  • Identify and analyse problems relating to implementation and enforcement of multilateral environmental agreements.
  • Comprehend techniques of solving environmental problems through environmental law
Contents:Lecture:"International Environmental Law"
  • Introduction to international law
  • Basic features of international law especially Vienna Treaty Conventions
  • UN environmental declarations
  • International environmental treaties with special emphasis on biodiversity and climate change
Students can chose between 2 different seminars:
  1. Seminar 1: "Implementation of the international environmental laws on Air Pollution Water, wastewater management and solid waste“
  2. Seminar 2: "Transposition of International Climate Policy in the EU and Germany"
Recommended Prerequisites:None
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Lecture / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Seminar / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 120 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:
  • Birnie/Boyle/Redgwell, International Law and the Environment, 4th edition, Oxford University Press, 2021
  • Knopp/Epstein/Hoffmann, International and European Environmental Law with Reference to German Environmental Law – A Guide for International Study Programs, 2nd edition, Berlin 2019
  • Albrecht/Egute/Wanki/Ezeamama (eds.), International environmental law (IEL) – Agreements and introduction. 6th expanded and updated edition, 2022
Additional literature will be announced in the first class meeting.
Module Examination:Final Module Examination (MAP)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:• Written examination, 120 minutes

In total 60 points can be achieved. The written examination includes the contents of the lecture and the seminar.
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Architektur / keine PO
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Betriebswirtschaftslehre / keine PO
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Environmental and Resource Management / keine PO
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2015
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Euro Hydroinformatics and Water Management / keine PO
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Maschinenbau / keine PO
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Power Engineering / keine PO
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Umweltingenieurwesen / keine PO
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Umweltingenieurwesen / PO 2006
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Umweltingenieurwesen / PO 2021
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Verfahrenstechnik / keine PO
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen / keine PO
Remarks:A yearly excursion in relation to the module may be organised.

Depending on the situation, teaching formats and the written examination might be offered digitally or in presence. Students are required to inform themselves on the website of the chair and the Moodle course of the module.
Module Components:
  • Lecture International Environmental Law
  • Seminars that will be announced in class.
Components to be offered in the Current Semester: