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    American University Washington College of Law
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW - 681 International Law of Biodiversity


(1-3 hrs.)

Considers the fate of the world’s wildlife and biological heritage, from whales and bacteria to rain forests and coral reefs. This course surveys the most important international agreements on the protection of species, habitats, and ecosystems, such as the new Convention on Biological Diversity. It reviews the international implications of selected domestic laws, which will be examined within their scientific, economic, political, and cultural contexts. Students also explore the relationship these laws have to other fields of law, including human rights, indigenous peoples’ rights, trade, and intellectual property. Summer