TitleThe role of criminal law in the protection of the environment
Decides that the issue of criminal law for the protection of the environment should continue to be one of the priority issues of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at its future sessions; calls upon Member States to cooperate with each other, as well as with international organizations, in their efforts to prevent crimes against the environment, and to include appropriate penal provisions in their laws and ensure their enforcement; recognizes the arrangements for preparing a manual for professionals responsible for enforcement of environmental criminal law, and recommends that this work be carried out by an expert group meeting, subject to the availability of extrabudgetary funds.
Adopted at the 45th plenary meeting, 23 July 1996. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 2000, New York, 27 Jan. and 1 and 4 Feb. 2000; resumed organizational session for 2000, New York, 28 Feb., 9 March, 3, 10 and 12 May and 16 June 2000; substantive session of 2000, New York, 5-28 July 2000; resumed substantive session of 2000, New York, 18 and 30 Oct. and 22 Nov. 2000 - E/2000/99 - p. 30-31 - (ESCOR, 2000, Suppl. no. 1).