PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH THE USE OF CRIMINAL SANCTIONS

The JHA Council has recently adopted this directive, which, in line with ECJ jurisprudence, calls for Member States to provide for criminal sanctions that are “effective, proportional and dissuasive” in the event of serious breaches of environmental law. See:
http://register.consilium.europa.eu/pdf/en/08/st03/st03639.en08.pdf


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