oa News and Views for Magistrates - Hermanus' Environmental Court : does it protect the environment?
|Article Title||Hermanus' Environmental Court : does it protect the environment?|
|© Publisher:||University of Cape Town|
|Journal||News and Views for Magistrates|
|Author||P.J. (Phil) Snijman|
|Publication Date||Dec 2005|
|Pages||2 - 3|
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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