International Energy Law (3 credits)

This course addresses the standards set by public international law concerning energy exploration and exploitation: extraction and trade in energy, investment into these activities and enforcement of the rights related thereto. The course does not focus on domestic energy regulation, which will be used only for illustration purposes. The course also touches upon cross-cutting issues, including environment, climate change and human rights, thus giving students an opportunity to develop their critical thinking by weighing and balancing various public policy goals. Because international energy law is not a self-contained regime within public international law, it closely interrelates with general international law, international environmental law and international economic law, and partly shares the same legal sources.