Compliance notices - a new tool in environmental enforcement

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Show simple item record Feris, L.A. (Loretta) 2007-08-27T06:53:26Z 2007-08-27T06:53:26Z 2006
dc.description.abstract Environmental enforcement remains a problem in South African environmental law. This may be attributed partly to the lack of capacity and insufficient resources within national and provincial government. It also may be a consequence of the continued use of so-called 'command and control' approaches to environmental enforcement, as environmental regulation does not provide sufficient incentives to encourage sustainable industrial practices by way of self-regulation. The predominant 'command and control' mechanism for enforcement is the criminal sanction. Whilst criminal sanctions may play an important deterring role, they have until recently, largely been ineffective in South African environmental law mainly because the penalties for environmental damage are seldom severe enough to deter polluters. It has been noted also that the use of criminal sanctions may not necessarily lead to environmental improvement. Authors have thus advocated the adoption of alternatives to criminal sanctions to address environmental abuse in South Africa. en
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dc.identifier.citation Feris, LA 2006, 'Compliance notices - a new tool in environmental enforcement', Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, vol. 3, pp. 1-18. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 1727-3781
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Faculty of Law, North West University en
dc.rights Faculty of Law, North West University en
dc.subject Environmental enforcement en
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental law -- South Africa en
dc.title Compliance notices - a new tool in environmental enforcement en
dc.type Article en

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