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The Enforcement of EC Environmental Law
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The Enforcement of EC Environmental Law

Pål Wennerås

Abstract

It is widely accepted that the future development of environmental law depends not on further legislation, but on more effective enforcement. Within the EC legal system, the conventional view is that the enforcement deficit is due to the fact that the environment is distinct from other fields of Community law. EC environmental law does not normally confer rights on individuals and may therefore not be judicially enforced in the same manner as rules concerning the internal market, competition and gender discrimination. This book explores and challenges this assumption. Drawing from constitution ... More

Keywords: environmental law, European Community law, environmental legislation, European Court of Justice, constitutional law, general case law, enforcement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199229017
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229017.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pål Wennerås, author
Advocate, Attorney General of Civil Affairs, Norway

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