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LAWS13-126: Climate Change and Human Rights


Climate Change and Human Rights is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This advanced level law subject investigates the interplay between human rights law and climate justice. An assessment is made of the absence/conflict of laws in these two areas, and collaborative evolution and application of laws in these emerging fields. There is a particular focus upon the consequences of environmental degradation (contemporary and inter-generational), regulation of environmental stewardship, and inter-generational legal issues.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS13-126
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of climate change upon human rights. 2. Demonstrate advanced level research, reasoning, and communication skills in the application of the above knowledge to particular climate change related issues. 3. Demonstrate the ability to apply the above knowledge and skills to plan and execute a substantial research project.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.

Must be admitted into a Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR be an approved Study Abroad OR Exchange Law Student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.