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Environmental Crimes by Companies Will Now be Prosecuted at the International Criminal Court

Posted in Environmental, International Law
The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced on 15 September 2016 that it will start to investigate environmental crimes under international law, raising the prospect that company executives could be prosecuted in The Hague in respect of corporate activities with serious environmental impacts. An ICC policy paper on case selection and prioritisation states that the ICC… Continue Reading

Fracking Gets the Green-Light in the United Kingdom

Posted in Environment
The bidding process has opened in the UK for licences to allow companies to begin exploring for onshore oil and shale gas deposits. The ‘fracking’ process used to extract such deposits – which has been linked to localised earth tremors – is controversial, with environmental pressure groups and many residents of the areas where such… Continue Reading