This paper presents the current state of the environmental criminal law in Chile. It begins with a critical assessment of the criminal offenses granting protection to the environment in our country. This will provide a framework to analyze the empirical data regarding the prosecution of these offenses during the last decade in Chile. Lastly, we will refer to high-profile cases. This work seeks to demonstrate the hypothesis that - despite recent legal modifications - there is no effective criminal environmental law in Chile.
|Translated title of the contribution||The prosecution of environmental criminality in Chile: A dogmatic and empirical study|
|Number of pages||30|
|Journal||Revista de Derecho Ambiental(Chile)|
|State||Published - Jun 2022|