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The Revised Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration and Their Impact on UK Environmental Standards

Posted in Brexit, Environmental, GT Alert, International Law
An important difference between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement and former Prime Minister Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement is that provisions relating to environmental protections have been removed and are now to be found in the amended Political Declaration. While the Withdrawal Agreement, once ratified, would be a legally binding treaty between the UK… Continue Reading

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