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An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law, 2nd Edition by Boister, Neil (19th April 2018)

Part II Crimes, 12 Environmental Crimes

From: An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law (2nd Edition)

Neil Boister

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 May 2019

Subject(s):
Natural resources — Fisheries — Pollution

Environmental crimes include natural resource crimes, involving the trafficking of valuable natural resources through, for example, the illegal trade in flora and fauna, illegal fishing, and illegal logging, and pollution crimes involves polluting activities such as the smuggling of ozone-depleting substances and the illegal movement and disposal of hazardous waste. This chapter examines a number of these crimes including international, illegal and unregulated fishing (IUU fishing), illegal trading in endangered species, illegal logging, pollution, illegal transboundary movement of hazardous waste, before speculating on the future development of environmental crimes.

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