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C-EENRG Talk on Transnational Environmental Crime

last modified May 27, 2017 09:27 AM

C-EENRG SEMINAR - Transnational Environmental Crime

30 MAY 2017, 3 pm, Room 2.48


Professor Teresa Fajardo - Department of Public International Law and International Relations, Granada University, Spain



Transnational environmental crime is both a challenging reality and a legal concept in the making. From an international law point of view, this concept is currently being defined by soft law instruments that are transmitting normative expectations about the way States may address it rather than prescribing legal provisions. These instruments are paving the way for the future development of international agreements and play an important part in the foundations of institutional and inter-state cooperation. This early stage of the norm-creating process is led by the United Nations’ institutions with the support of other international organisations that in parallel are building up cooperation networks such as the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) formed by INTERPOL, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the CITES Secretariat, the World Customs Organization and the World Bank.