Towards Bridging the Accountability Gap for International Wildlife Trafficking: The Efforts of the Wildlife Justice Commission
Wildlife Justice Commission, NL
Elodie Théobald is Junior Strategic Partnerships Officer. She holds a LL.M in Public International Law from Utrecht University where she studied, among others, International Environmental Law and the Law of the Sea. She also holds a L.L.B in French Law from the Catholic University of Lille. The author would like to thank Olivia Swaak-Goldman, Executive Director of the WJC, and Anne-Aurore Bertrand, Special Advisor on External Relations at the WJC, for their invaluable insight on this opinion piece.
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.
How to Cite:
Théobald, E., 2017. Towards Bridging the Accountability Gap for International Wildlife Trafficking: The Efforts of the Wildlife Justice Commission. Amsterdam Law Forum, 9(3), pp.115–126. DOI: http://doi.org/10.37974/ALF.310
01 Jun 2017.