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Towards effective implementation of the EU environmental crime directive? The case of illegal waste management and trafficking offences

Pereira, Ricardo 2017. Towards effective implementation of the EU environmental crime directive? The case of illegal waste management and trafficking offences. Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law 26 (2) , 147 -162. 10.1111/reel.12207

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Abstract

The adoption of the European Union (EU) Environmental Crime Directive in 2008 marks a significant step in the European Union’s process of integration. The Directive is unique in creating a supranational legal framework for harmonizing environmental criminal law. Yet there are a number of deficiencies in the Directive which may compromise its effective implementation and enforcement by the Member States. Particularly noteworthy is that the Directive does not define specific types and levels of penalties or any rules on prosecution or jurisdiction. This article analyses the main features of the illegal waste management and trafficking offences and penalties under the Environmental Crime Directive and surveys the implementation of those offences by specific EU Member States. It aims to make a broader assessment of the consistency and effectiveness of the implementation of the Directive, assessing the implications that it may have on the enforcement of environmental law in the Member States.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 2050-0394
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 June 2017
Date of Acceptance: 23 June 2017
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 06:54
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/101755

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