Study programme and level
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History, purposes and governance framework of environmetal protection. (Evolution of environmental law; Sustainable development and Sustainable Development Goals; Transformative change; Role of environmental principles; Environmental rule of law). Multilevel environmental governance: the case of climate change (Global framework, incl. Most recent updates from COP 26; EU framework, incl. 2021 EU climate law; Slovenian legal and policy framework).
Legal sources. Constitution of RS. Right to a healthy environment. International documents and the right to a healthy environment. Informal Ombudsman!? Ombudsman. The basic principles of the Environmental Protection Law according to the right to a healthy environment. Aarhus convention. Legal protection and the right to a healthy environment. Environmental damages. Liability damages. Neighboring Imissions and the Right to a Healthy Living Environment. Industrial pollution and legal protection. Waiver and removal request. EKO or environmental terrorism. Right to drinking Water. International legal sources and the right to drinking water. UN Documents. Right to sanitation. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Convention on the Rights of the Child. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Geneva Conventions. The procedures before the UN. Council of Europe and the right to drinking water. European Convention on Human Rights. European Social Charter. European Court of Human Rights. European law and the right to drinking water. Water Framework Directive. Drinking Water Directive. Drinking water supply as a public service. Waters Act. Decree of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia on drinking water supply. Some issues of the access to save drinking water in the Republic of Slovenia. The investments in environmental water infrastructure. Right to clean air. Sources of pollution. The Impacts of pollution on human health. Comparative studies. Measurements of the Slovenian Environment Agency. Legal protection. European directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. Air protection in Slovenia. Infringements of EU law. The EU citizen’s right to clean air. Pollution Mitigation Measures. Air quality plans. Operational program. Civil protection. Judicial practice. Administrative protection. Clean air and electric cars. Adapting to climate change. Global warming. International Law and Climate Change. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Kyoto Protocol. Paris Agreement. Waste management. Causes, Effect, and Solutions of illegal Dumping. Environmental accidents. Inspection. The polluter pays principle.
Management of radioactive waste as a mandatory public service. Problems of nuclear waste dumping. The production of nuclear weapons and the impact of fighting on the environment. Rehabilitation of old burdens. Criminal acts in the field of the environment.
At least 80% attendance at lectures and tutorials, as per the proposed mode (if presence on site is required, only this counts as fulfilling the condition).