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RIELA 2011 Environmental Crimes; Criminal Procedures, Penalties, Results and Deterrence San Juan, Puerto Rico. M. Yolanda Pereira Z. Berkemeyer Attorneys & Counselors Asunción, Paraguay. Environmental Crimes Legislation. Criminal Code (1997)

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RIELA 2011Environmental Crimes; Criminal Procedures, Penalties, Results and DeterrenceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

M. Yolanda Pereira Z.

Berkemeyer Attorneys & Counselors

Asunción, Paraguay

environmental crimes legislation
Environmental CrimesLegislation
  • Criminal Code (1997)
    • Offenses against the natural bases of human life (Articles 197-202)
    • Offenses against human safety in the face of collective risks (Articles 203-212)
  • Law 716/96 On Environmental Crimes
  • Criminal Procedure Code (1998)
criminal procedures penalties
Criminal Procedures, Penalties
  • Environmental Prosecutors Unit
    • Unit created in 2000
    • Approx. 7 prosecutors in office
  • No Environmental Courts
  • Penalties
    • Imprisonment between 2 to 10 years
    • Fines
results deterrence
Results, Deterrence
  • Results
    • No imprisonment convictions
    • Fines applied
  • Deterrence
    • Approx. 600 denunciations per year (mainly illegal logging, contamination)
    • Usually end in fines between $1,000-$15,000