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QLLM444 International Law and Governance of the Polar Regions (Sem 2)

Module description

Antarctica has long been a topic of fascination for international lawyers, and recent developments in the Arctic are raising new and topical legal issues for both academics and practitioners. The Polar Regions share similar wilderness characteristics and face similar challenges, for example from climate change, tourism, shipping and competition over natural resources, yet their geographical, political and legal architecture is quite different. For lawyers and policy makers, there is a great deal to gain from studying both regions in tandem and thinking about how the experience of one may help to inform solutions to problems in the other.

Prerequisites

None

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

7,500 word course essay

Credits

22.5 credits

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