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Standardi INTERPOL-a u borbi protiv ekološkog kriminala
Standards Of INTERPOL In Combating Environmental Crime

Author(s): Sergej Uljanov
Subject(s): Criminal Law, International Law, Human Ecology
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: INTERPOL; environmental crime; environment; criminal police; organized crime
Summary/Abstract: Environmental crime is a serious and growing international problem, and one which takes many different forms. Broadly speaking, wildlife crime is the illegal exploitation of the world’s wild flora and fauna, while pollution crime is the trading and disposal of hazardous wastes or resources in contravention of national and international laws. The international prefix of this variety of criminal activities necessarily caused a reaction of International Criminal Police Organization INTERPOL which has been focusing efforts of its 190 member countries methodologically, typologically and standardized in the way the author is about to show in the article. The author directs his attention to connections between environmental crime and other forms of illegal activities, such as: forging of travel documents, corruption, money laundering and offences against life and limb. Danger of fact that environmental crime, especially its forms like wildlife and pollution crime, is carried out by organized criminal networks drawn by the high profit possibilities and low risk to be detected by law enforcement, is combated by INTERPOL efforts to implement its Environmental Crime Programme, which is one of key issues explored in this paper. Activities of INTERPOL through its working groups and operations, jointly driven by member states of the organization aimed at minimizing the detrimental effects of criminal activities regarding endangering and destruction of nowadays man’s environment, is presented by the author, as well.

  • Page Range: 68-86
  • Page Count: 19
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Serbian