What is Commercial Environmental Law? A UK Case Study

Commercial environmental law is based on the polluter pays and precautionary principle Environmental laws and commercial responsibility are quickly increasing in the lead up to the UKs legally binding net zero legislation The polluter pays and precautionary principle are often weak in practical application - increased sanctions and more joint consideration for the environment, society and economy ought to be had

Ecocide: The Long-Proposed Environmental Crime

The ICC has the power to prosecute people (and not nations or organisations) for four types of crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and aggression.There is a formulated legal definition of ecocide as a prospective 5th offence under the Rome StatuteEcocide: activities done with knowledge that those acts have a strong possibility of causing severe and either widespread or long-term environmental damage

Criminal Law And The Environment: What Are The Difficulties?

Within the strict interpretation of the law, “corporate environmental crimes are strictly speaking not a crime”. The 2008 Environmental Crime Directive states that there is no need to demonstrate the defendants' intention, negligence or fault concerning the harm caused.