JUR1520 – International Environmental Law (BA)

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The last semester an exam will be offered for the subject, is autumn 2011.

This course offers a broad introduction to international environmental law. This field of law is developing rapidly and is getting increasingly complex. The course provides the student with a good understanding and updated knowledge of the most important issues of the international law related to environmental protection. In its introductory parts it treats such general issues as the development of international environmental law, sources and general principles of international environmental law, general rights and obligations of states, and common issues of compliance and implementation. Thereafter follows a thorough examination of such topics as atmospheric pollution and climate change, the law of the sea and protection of the marine environment, protection of species and biological diversity including marine living resources, and international trade and environmental protection. Relevant cases will be presented at appropriate times during the course for analysis and discussion.

Learning outcome

See ‘Detailed course information’ regarding requirements and syllabus.


Students who are admitted to study programmes or individual courses at UiO must each semester register
which courses and exams they wish to sign up for by registering a study plan in StudentWeb.

International applicants, if you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information
about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.

Nordic applicants that are accepted to study programmes or individual courses at UiO can be admitted to this course.


Recommended previous knowledge

Please note that lectures and curriculum for this course is aimed at students at master degree level.

However, the achievement requirements are adjusted for students who take the subject at bachelor degree level.

Prior knowledge of international law.



Lectures in the course corresponds with lectures in JUS5520 – International Environmental Law.

Language of teaching for this course is English: all
communication during lectures/seminars will be in English, and all literature and auxiliary materials are in English.


4 hour written examination.

Examination support material

Auxiliary materials allowed during examinations for courses taught in English.

Previous exam papers

Language of examination

The language of examination for this course is English. This means
that the examination question will be given in English, and students
may answer in English only.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take this exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

There are special rules for resitting a passed examination in the master's programme in Law.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Please se Detailed regulations for the Faculty of Law, Chapter 3 regarding application, responsibilities and special measures.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.


The language for this course is English. Students enrolled in the
Masterprogrammet i rettsvitenskap must pass one
English subject as part of their degree, this course will meet these

This subject is taught at Bachelor's level. The subject is also taught at Master's level (10 ECTS credits), see JUS5520 – International Environmental Law

Please see the chapter above, regarding overlap. For instances of overlap, credits will be deducted on the subject at Bachelors's level.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2011


Autumn 2011

The last semester an exam will be offered for the subject is autumn 2011.

Teaching language