Protection of the Environment through Criminal Law

Edited by: Jose Luis de la Cuesta, Ligeia Quackelbeen, Nina Persak, Gert Vermeulen

Criminal law takes up a key position as an enforcement mechanism enabling the targeting of acts harming the environment. However, many issues remain due to the lack of coherent international approach to norms, standards, and control mechanisms; different forms of liability of states and corporations, and challenges in investigating and prosecuting crimes against the environment. This volume contributes to the exchange of perspectives on environmental criminal law and the analysis of obstacles to efficient investigation and prosecution. It consists of three parts. The first focuses on the nature and extent of the problem. The second is devoted to the assessment of regional enforcement systems. The third addresses the challenges in investigating and prosecuting environmental crime. It brings together key proceedings of the Second AIDP World Conference on the Protection of the Environment through Criminal Law (Bucharest, May 18-20, 2016) organised by the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP) in collaboration with the Romanian Association of Penal Sciences, the Legal Research Institute of the Romanian Academy of Sciences and the Ecological University of Bucharest. (Series: RIDP - International Review of Penal Law, Vol. 87-1) [Subject: Environmental Law, Criminal Law, Penal Law]


Publication Date: 8/31/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789046608098