Enforcement of European Union Environmental Law

By Martin Hedemann-Robinson

© 2013 – Routledge-Cavendish

616 pages

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Hardback: 9781859419175
pub: 2006-10-26
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About the Book

Offering a detailed legal account of the various legal arrangements at EU level this book is an ideal reference tool for practitioners and legal scholars. As well as examining the principle sources of EU environmental law enforcement, it also contributes to the legal and political debates that surround the subject.

Spanning three parts, the author examines and assesses the practical impact of the legal arrangements at EU level that are used for the purpose of upholding EU environmental norms. Providing a comprehensive account of the current state of EU environmental law enforcement and developments affecting it, Enforcing European Union Environmental Law focuses on the principal sources of EU environmental law enforcement, examining:

  • the role of the European Commission
  • the possibilities for private law enforcement
  • the responsibilities of Member State national authorities.

An essential read for those studying, researching and working in the areas of environmental and European Union law.


'The structure of the book is well thought out and clearly presented. This genuinely multi-faceted text has already proved to be a very useful addition to this reviewer's library.' - Andrea Ross, School of Law, University of Dundee

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1: The Role of the European Commission in Enforcing European Union Environmental Law Part 2: The Role of Private Persons in Enforcing European Union Environmental Law 1. Taking Action at National Level 2. Taking Action at EU level Part 3: The Role of Member States in Enforcing European Union Environmental Law. Conclusion

About the Author

Martin Hedemann-Robinson has been a Lecturer in Law at Brunel University in London since 1993. During his tenure at Brunel, he has also worked as an administrator in the Environment Directorate-General of the European Commission between 2001-2003 dealing with legal issues concerning waste management.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Environmental
LAW / International