oa News and Views for Magistrates - Hermanus' Environmental Court : does it protect the environment?

Volume 2005, Issue 12
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Extracted from text ... Hermanus' Environmental Court: Does it protect the environment? By P.J. (Phil) Snijman LLB and M Phil (Environmental Management)* Page 2 Why an Environmental Court? The Environmental Court in Hermanus commenced operations in February 2003 as a joint initiative between the Director of Public Prosecutions in Cape Town and Marine and Coastal Management, a branch of the national Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. Although it was seen as a pilot project concentrating primarily on abalone related offences, it was also required to serve as a forum for prosecuting other environmental crimes, as well as a pilot model for other ..

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