Miljøstrafferet og retspolitik i de nordiske lande

PollutionMiljøstrafferet og retspolitik i de nordiske lande

15-20 years ago the outcome of Nordic research in the field of Environmental Criminal Law was publiched. To mention two are for example Forurensning og straff – et nordisk studium from 1991, (Nord 1991:2) and Umweltstrafrecht in den nordischen Ländern, which was conducted by the Max-Planck Institute in Freiburg, Germany. Since then the discussion about the protection of the environment with legislation has been very limited within the Nordic venue. The aim of this research is to carry on this project from where it was left and study how the criminal protection of the environment is in the Nordic countries.

Participants:

Gorm Toftegaard Nielsen, professor in criminal law at the University of Aarhus, Hans Tore Høviskeland, prosecutor and the head of the environmental team of Økokrim, Oslo, Heidi Nummela, prosecutor at Riksåklagarämbetet, Helsinki, Per Ole Träskman, professor in criminal law at the University of Lund og Ragnheiður Bragadóttir, professor in criminal law at the University of Iceland.

Project leader: Ragnheiður Bragadóttir professor.

About the project:

The topics which the researchers address are:

- Legislation which protects the environment with criminal protection

- Penalties and how they are decided

- The treatment of cases within the legal system

- Criminal political views

Background:

The research team was founded by The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology in the summer of 2010. Participants are researchers in the field of criminal law, environmental criminal law and prosecutors who work on research of environmental offences at prosecutors offices. A meeting was held in December 2011 in Copenhagen and the participant´s atricles about punishment for environmental offences will be published in.....

Financing:

The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (NSfK)

 

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