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Course Overview

This course provides a series (8 hours) of lectures to new LLM Natural Resources Law students on the fundamental concepts relating to natural resources law and policy. The aim of the course is to ensure that all students are equipped with the necessary conceptual framework and knowledge to be able to undertake study of the various and diverse courses offered within the LLM in Natural Resources Law. It will also assure that all students commence the degree on an equal knowledge footing.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Thomas Muinzer

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

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Course Description

The course will cover the following aspects of resources law and policy:
 What are natural resources
 Sovereignty over natural resources
 Resource ownership and transfer of ownership/rights
 Resource governance and transparency
 Role of the state in resource development
 Resource curse and theories of resource governance
 Role of the state in resource regulation
 Indigenous rights and human rights issues in resource development

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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