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Brazilian Environmental Law

This course will provide students with an overview of and specific insights into Brazilian Environmental Law with an introduction to the Brazilian constitution of 1988 and specific codes protecting water, forests and other ecosystems, as well as the role of the public prosecutor in enforcing environmental law in a civil law system. Brazil’s enforcement of multilateral environmental agreements on biodiversity, desertification and climate change and leadership of the UNCED and Rio Plus 20 conferences and the post-2015 development agenda of the United Nations will be examined, with a focus on issues of water law in Brazil.

Open to lawyers, judges, interested professionals, and select students from around the world July 21-25, 2014. Registration for this course is now closed.

Instructor: Dr. Catherine Tinker (1:00-4:00 pm at the Fred French Building in Manhattan)