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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

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About the Department of Land Economy

The Department of Land Economy is a leading international centre, providing a full programme of taught courses within an intensive, research-oriented environment. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment, 50% of the Department's research work was described as "World Leading" and a further 38% as "Internationally Excellent".

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The Department's multidisciplinary courses are distinctive within Cambridge and set it apart from other Cambridge departments and faculties.

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Research Groups

There are two core Research Groups within the Department, each containing leading international scholars:

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New book published by Dr Shaun Larcom: Legal Dissonance

Jul 27, 2015

Papua New Guinea’s two most powerful legal orders — customary law and state law —undermine one another in criminal matters. This phenomenon, called legal dissonance, partly explains the low level of personal security found in many parts of the country.

A quarter of young people in the UK have experienced ‘unsafe’ homelessness, finds study

Jul 07, 2015

A new study finds the numbers of young people being accommodated by local authorities or homeless services across the UK to be over three times higher than those recorded by the Government, and highlights the ‘hidden homelessness’ of those forced to sleep on sofas of friends or relatives as they have nowhere else to stay.

Publication of the French version of Professor’s Dupuy and Vinuales textbook on international environmental law (Introduction au droit international de l'environnement, Bruylant, 2015)

Jun 25, 2015

This new version of Professors Pierre-Marie Dupuy and Jorge E. Vinuales textbook on international environmental law will provide students, researchers and practitioners working in French-speaking countries a facilitated access to the conceptual and integrative approach of international environmental regulation expounded in the textbook.

C-EENRG receives CCI grant to collaborate with UNEP, IUCN and BirdLife International in developing a draft instrument to regulate oceans biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction

Jun 22, 2015

This project will develop a practical but progressive international conservation agenda for the protection of biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). The conservation of BBNJ is a critical international conservation and political issue around which there is broad UN-led international consensus supporting a new protective legal instrument. However, there is limited agreement concerning the threats likely to affect BBNJ and therefore uncertainty over what measures should be included within the new legal instrument and how the legal instrument should be framed.

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