Preventing and Sanctioning Historical Pollution Beyond Criminal Law: An Introduction

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Abstract

This paper offers a general picture of different legal approaches and responses to the phenomenon of historical pollution in various Countries. After introducing the objectives and methodology of the research, the piece focuses on the concept of historical pollution in the strict sense and in the broad sense and on its empirical dimension. In this regard, the criminal reaction provided by the Italian legal system appears as a significant exception compared to the other legal systems analyzed, and it raises the issue of understanding the efficacy of criminal sanctions in the fight against historical pollution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistorical Pollution. Comparative Legal Responses to Environmental Crimes
EditorsF. Centonze, S. Manacorda
Pages1-19
Number of pages19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Environmental Crimes
  • Historical pollution

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