Policy and Regulation, UK

Ecocide law consultation launched in Scotland

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The introduction of ecocide in criminal law could allow decision-makers to be pursued in court and elevate existing environmental legislation that is seen as ineffective (Photo: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

A member of the Scottish parliament is proposing a new criminal law that could see environmental polluters jailed for up to 20 years

A new standalone crime of ecocide is being proposed in the Scottish parliament by MSP Monica Lennon of the Labour and Co-operative party, in a ...

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