European Sustainability Law

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode RGMEE51606
Vaknaam European Sustainability Law
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b (Blok 4)

Uitgebreide vaknaam European Sustainability Law
Leerdoelen Thorough knowledge of and thorough understanding in the decision making process in under European Law.
Thorough knowledge of and understanding in the specialized areas dealt with during the course.
Thorough knowledge and understanding in the functioning of the European institutions and of the interaction between the centralized and decentralized aspects of the European legal system, in the field of sustainability law.
The ability to independently assemble, assess and apply relevant facts, legislation, jurisprudence and literature in order to solve complex issues in the field of sustainability law.
The ability to independently do academic legal research in the field of sustainability law;
The ability to independently participate in the debate in the field of sustainability law, with colleagues;
The ability to convey to a group of colleagues and non-colleagues in written form, a complex argumentation in the field of sustainability law.
Understanding in the requirements that are needed, as a result of the permanent and quick development of positive law, for self study and creating own judgments.
Omschrijving Do you know what the little round green logo on your cola bottle actually means? It guarantees you, as a consumer and a human being, that you will not harm the environment when disposing of this bottle. But who is responsible for this and who should pay for it? These are all questions related to sustainability and how it is regulated.
Article 3 TEU requires the European Union to work for the sustainable development of the European Union. This course will examine what this entails and how it is implemented in law by looking at the embryonic normative framework set by the objectives in Article 3 TEU in connection with the values of the EU listed in Article 2 TEU. Real-life challenges affecting the daily lives of the EU, its Member States (and you!) in three areas where sustainability issues arise: the protection of the environment, consumer protection and social inclusion and solidarity will be discussed in this course. This will provide you with a thorough understanding of the mechanisms that underlie the law-making in this area of EU regulation, as well the practical implications for the day to day legal practice in the European Union. Thus it will give you a competitive edge in the fast growing market of sustainability law.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
(7 2-hour lectures; partly in a classical manner, partly based on the Socratic method of teaching.)
Toetsvorm paper, schriftelijk of mondeling, afhankelijk van het aantal deelnemers
(Depending on the number of participants, students will have to fulfill a written exam and write a short essay on one of the course topics. The exam and the essay both count for 50% of the final grade, but both assessment instruments must be sufficient ( 5,5 or higher on a decimal scale).)
Vaksoort m5-niveau, juridisch
Coördinator mr. dr. L. Squintani
Docent(en) mr. dr. L. Squintani ,prof. mr. dr. H.H.B. Vedder
  • This course is only accessible for students that have been fully admitted to a master's degree programme within the Faculty of Law.
  • This course is not open to non-law exchange students.
  • Not accessible for students who have passed European Environmental Law before 1-9-2015.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Exchange programme 1 semester II b optional
LLM European Economic Law 1 semester II b optional compulsory
Ma Recht en Bestuur, afst.ri. Juridische Bestuurskunde 4 semester II b (v)OR 2/3
Open Colleges 1 semester II b keuze