The growth of environmental crime has been recognized as being one of the most significant dangers facing the environment today. Therefore the prosecution of environmental crimes is as important as for other crimes. In particular, the impact of such crimes related to the environment is not only linked to both human health and damage to the environment, but as well as to economic damage.
Waste Crime Enforcement officers including customs, police, environmental inspectors and prosecutors play a key role in preventing and controlling illegal trade in chemicals and waste, by ensuring effective enforcement of national environmental laws and compliance with national commitments to multilateral environmental agreements.
The webinar, which is part of a series developed under the WasteForce project, will provide an overview of the main issues which are relevant in the prosecution of cases of illegal traffic in hazardous or other wastes, based on the “Guidance on Prosecuting Waste Crime” published in June 2020.
After a brief overview of the WasteForce project, lecturers will summarise types of waste crimes and environmental law principles and explore environmental enforcement policy, proceedings and liability in waste cases. Case studies from Europe and Asia will also be discussed.
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