Semester: Second Semester  Course Convener: Professor Alexander Paterson Format: Block Teaching

The course covers the major sources of international environmental law, with particular emphasis on their actual or possible application to South Africa, the SADC and the African continent as a whole. The course will cover both terrestrial and marine components and will include: principles of international customary law relevant to the environment; marine conventions relating to the conservation and exploitation of natural and non-natural resources; terrestrial conventions relating to transboundary movement and disposal of waste; conventions on hazardous noxious substances and nuclear matters; conventions relating to marine pollution, atmospheric pollution and climate change; conventions relating to the conservation of nature (including biodiversity); and conventions on cultural heritage