Organization of Meetings with Representatives of Educational Institutions and Official Institutions of Other States, Involvement of Students in International Scientific Activities

– November 7, 2012 in cooperation with the International Academy of Environmental Law of the International Union for Conservation of Nature was held a meeting between professors and students to Matthew Michael Sura, who is a lawyer and an expert, Professor at the University of Colorado. The main aim was to discuss the positive and negative aspects of shale gas development (in particular in terms of concrete region), as well as evaluation of public opinion and their awareness in this regard. There was a list of risks discussed: the lack of adequate safeguards to protect the rights of landowners and people of the region in general; potential negative impact on the many recreational areas and national reserves of Carpathians; the danger of earthquakes and landslides; the problem of providing a large mass of pure water for hydraulic fracturing and cleaning the reverse water; absence of a fixed list of chemicals that allowed to use used in hydraulic fracturing; chemicals possible penetration from water into the soil, surface and groundwater, air pollution and others.

– On December 10, 2013 has been organized the meeting with Professor John Bonine from University of Oregon (USA), the founder of one of the first legal clinic in the United States and the first environmental law clinic (1978), a respected researcher of human rights, particularly environmental. Professor gave a lecture to students to discuss issues of environmental law and issues of constitutional rights, including the right to freedom of assembly.

– September 24, 2015 – was organized a round table discussion of the problems of criminal liability for illegal logging and other forest law violations with representatives of the international office of the Forest Service of the US: Shelia Slemp – Officer of International Programs of the US Forest Service, a former Peace Corps volunteer, Rocky Piaggione – specialist of Department of Justice (Pennsylvania, USA) Shelley Gardner – officer of International programs of the US Forest service, Paul Huff – inspector of the US Forest service on Pacific Northwest coast, Andrew Coriell – inspector of the US Forest service on Pacific Northwest coast. The seminar was also attended by representatives of the Court of Appeal Ivano-Frankivsk region, the Commercial Court of Ivano-Frankivsk region, prosecutors of Ivano-Frankivsk regional prosecutors Office, the Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk region, the State Environmental Inspectorate in Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ivano-Frankivsk regional State Agency of forestry and hunting, lecturers and graduate students of Law Institute. The purpose of the meeting was to exchange information and experience in law enforcement in judicial and other state institutions activities to ensure successful struggle against illegal logging and other violations of forest law, to identify the problems that exist in this area, to discuss possible cooperation and joint efforts of states for mutual cooperation.

– On April 12, 2018 in the framework of international cooperation, took place a meeting of teachers of the Department with Hasrat Arizhemend – Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Law and University Quebec (Canada), Senior Research Fellow, McGill University Center for International Law on Sustainable Development, Winner of the UNESCO Award for Educational Innovation (Asia and PacificRegion).

During the meeting, the issues of participation of teachers of the department in joint scientific and educational projects related to the management of natural resources, citizens’ rights to agricultural land and others were discussed.

The invited guest also gave a lecture for students of the Educational and Scientific Law Institute on «Legal regulation of access to the use of genetic resources (on the example of India, Belarus, Brazil, the European Union, Ukraine)».

The lecture presented current issues of access to biological resources, the peculiarities of their use in the international context, the importance of the Cartagena and Nagoya Protocols to the Convention on Biological Diversity in the process of regulating access to genetic resources.



– December 9, 2021 an open guest lecture was organized for students. The invited guest was Ilona Przyboyewska – Doctor of Law, Lawyer, Associate Professor of the Department of Environmental Law, Faculty of Law and Management of the Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Republic of Poland). The topic of the lecture is «Experience of the Republic of Poland in the Implementation of the Requirements of EU Law on Environmental Protection».