Jean Monnet Summer School on International and European Environmental Law

Stefania NEGRI Jean Monnet Summer School on International and European Environmental Law

Special focus on "Health and the Environment", University of Salerno, 3-7 July 2017

After the successful performance of the editions 2015 and 2016 (both attended by more than 50 participants from all around Europe), the University of Salerno will host the 3rd edition of the Summer Law School on International and European Environmental Law, organised by the "Observatory on Human Rights: Bioethics, Health, Environment" (ODUBSA), in collaboration with the European Law Students' Association - ELSA Salerno.

This year the Summer school will represent a joint initiative of ODUBSA, ELSA and the Jean Monnet Chair in "European Health, Environmental and Food Safety Law" (HEALTHY), co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

The Jean Monnet Summer School will be hosted by the Department of Legal Sciences (School of Law) under the direction of prof. Stefania Negri, holder of the Jean Monnet Chair "Healthy", and the organisational support of ELSA Salerno. It is addressed to LLM students, graduates, PhD students, lawyers, health and environmental professionals.

The course is also sponsored by the School of Law of Queen Mary University of London (UK), the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires (University of Aix- Marseille, France), the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Europeos "Salvador de Madariaga" (University of La Coruna, Spain), Greenpeace (Salerno Local Group), and the Association Giuristi per l'Ambiente (Salerno), and the ESIL Interest Group on International Health Law.

Special focus of the 2017 course will be: " Health and the Environment". This intensive summer programme will offer specialistic insights on the current challenges facing the international community with regard to the protection of the environment and public health. Core environmental and health-related issues will be addressed through an in-depth analysis of existing international legal instruments, EU law and policies, and the relevant case law, combining legal theory with practical application and case studies.

Programme of the inaugural conference (3 July 2017):


prof. Stefania Negri, Jean Monnet Chair HEALTHY, University of Salerno

The Right to a Healthy Environment in the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights
prof. Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary University of London

The Protection of the Environment in the Case Law of the International Court of Justice
prof. Sandrine Maljean-Dubois, CERIC, University of Aix-Marseille

The Protection of Health and the Environment in the Case Law of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body and ICSID
prof. Makane Moïse Mbengue, University of Geneva

The teaching programme of the course will also cover the following topics, which will be addressed from the international and EU legal perspectives:

- The legal protection of biodiversity: environmental and health-related issues
- The legal protection of the marine environment
- Water, sanitation and waterborne diseases
- The international management of watercourses
- Food safety: environmental and public health challenges
- Environmental crimes and public health


prof. Stefania Negri, Jean Monnet Chair holder

prof. Pia Acconci, University of Teramo

prof. Gabriela Alexandra Oanta, University of La Coruña

prof. Riccardo Pavoni, University of Siena

Dr. Laura Movilla, University of Vigo

Scientific Committee:
prof. Angela Di Stasi, Full Professor of EU Law and of International Law, University of Salerno
prof. Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Full Professor of Public International Law, Queen Mary University of London
prof. Sandrine Maljean-Dubois, Director of research CNRS, Professor of International Environmental Law, University of Aix-Marseille
prof. Stefania Negri, Associate Professor of International Law and of International Human Rights Law, University of Salerno

To submit your application, please complete the application form here

TUITION FEE: € 200 (infos:;

The course is also publicized in the Summer Schools in Europe website:

Co-funding by the Erasmus+ Programme