Global Network of Environmental Prosecutors
The Global Network of Environmental Prosecutors was launched on June 20, 2011, during INECE’s 9th International Conference on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement. On that occasion, a diverse group of prosecutors agreed on the importance of creating this network because internationally organized crime asks for an internationally organized prosecution.
This new network is an outcome of a joint work program carried out by INECE and the IUCN. It also builds on the experience of existing networks, such as the Latin American Environmental Prosecutors Network and the European Network of Prosecutors. The network will contribute towards compliance with international and national laws aimed at protecting flora and fauna, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and habitats. Potential specific areas of focus include fish, forest and wetlands.
The charter of the Global Network of Environmental Prosecutors is being drafted by a group of environmental prosecutors. If you are interested in getting involved or for more information please contact the INECE Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Network: Current and former environmental prosecutors can apply to join the Prosecutors Network page on LinkedIn.
Partner Regional Environmental Prosecutor Networks and other organizations
- European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment (ENPE) // Réseau des Procureurs Européens pour l’Environnement (RPEE) — also on Twitter
- Latin American Public Prosecutors Network // Rede Latino-Americana de Ministério Público Ambiental
- IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL)
- IMPEL TFS Prosecutor Project on Illegal Transboundary Movements of Waste
Key Activities & Publications
The sixth Conference of the Latin American Network of Environmental Prosecutors will[…]
Describes the functions and unique features of penalties and other remedies to enforce existing environmental laws and regulations and to deter non-compliance.
The fifth congress of the Latin Amerian Public Prosecutors’ Network (V Congresso[…]
Manual for Investigating Environmental Crimes published by Latin American Environmental Prosecutors Network
The “Manual for Investigating Environmental Crimes” is a new resource that was[…]
Facilitating Collaborative Responses to Environmental Crime through a Global Network of Environmental Prosecutors
During the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, INECE and IUCN CEL[…]
Rio+20 Declaration Recognizes National Implementation and Enforcement Key to achieving Sustainable Development
“Only through the active engagement of all parts of society, especially national[…]