Towards Bridging the Accountability Gap for International Wildlife Trafficking: The Efforts of the Wildlife Justice Commission

Elodie Théobald

Abstract


Over the past years, states have sought increased accountability through the development of monitoring review and non-compliance management mechanisms enshrined in a number of international conventions. Civil society has also contributed to this goal by setting up so-called Opinion Tribunals. This article primarily focuses on initiatives regarding International Environmental Law, and especially international wildlife trafficking. In particular, this opinion piece presents the model developed by the Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) as one avenue towards increased accountability at the international level for wildlife crimes.


Keywords


State Responsibility; Accountability; Wildlife Crime; Wildlife Trafficking; Non-Governmental Organisations; Environmental Law; Law Enforcement; Non-compliance Procedures; Autonomous Institutional Arrangements

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