Environmental Offences and Environmental Protection: Theoretical and Applied Aspects

Hanna Anisimova, Myroslava Smoliarchuk, Khrystyna Horetska, Roksolana Butynska


The peculiarities of protection of environmental law and order derive from the interplay of international and national law in the field of protection of Ukraine's unique ecosystem, compliance with which is a must for accession to the European Union. The purpose of this study is to analyse the doctrinal and legal aspects of environmental protection and to identify the main trends in ensuring environmental law and order by bringing individuals to legal liability. The main methods used in the study of environmental offences and environmental protection are the method of observation, empirical description, and experimentation. Environmental legal liability is manifested in conventional forms of legal liability: criminal, administrative, disciplinary, civil. The distinction between environmental offences and other offences involving components of the natural environment is made to the object of the infringement and its social role in various social relations, which may involve the same elements of nature. The most crucial objectives of the state authorities are to implement a set of legal, organisational measures designed to improve environmental protection activities and to increase the effectiveness of the application of criminal and legal norms to combat environmental crime in society and the state in general. The main priority is to improve environmental legislation in line with the international obligations of the state in the field of environmental protection. The material in this study is of practical value for the Ukrainian state given the reverse course of our state towards European integration.


Human rights; Natural resources; Environmental safety; Environmental law; Legal responsibility


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