SCELG Contributes to Scottish and International Research on Environmental Crime

SCELG member Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann has contributed to Scottish and international efforts focused on environmental crime, with a focus on wildlife crime and fisheries crime respectively.

Sentencing of environmental and wildlife crimes in Scotland

In April 2018, Antonio together with Donald Campbell, from the Strathclyde Centre for Law, Crime and Justice, were commissioned a literature review on the sentencing of environmental and wildlife crimes by the Scottish Sentencing Council. The resulting report maps environmental and wildlife offences in Scottish law and provides a summary and synthesis of existing academic, legal and statistical work on the sentencing of environmental and wildlife offences. The report will feed into the work of the Scottish Sentencing Council for the adoption of Sentencing Guidelines for Environmental and Wildlife Crimes in Scotland. A first draft was submitted in July 2018 and the final version will be submitted in December 2018.

United Nations event on fisheries crime

On 16th October 2018, Antonio was invited to contribute to the side-event 'Development of a Guidance Document on Promoting Trade of Legal Fish and Fish Products', which was hosted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The event took place on the sidelines of the 4th International Symposium on Fisheries Crime (15th-16th October, Copenhagen) under the auspices of the UN Development Programme, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, INTERPOL, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, amongst others. The workshop aimed at discussing the regulatory, institutional and operational aspects to promote the trade of legal fish products among stakeholders including State representatives, intergovernmental organizations, legal experts, practitioners, customs, trade, fisheries and law enforcement. These discussions will feed into the legislative study commissioned to SCELG on various national, regional and international frameworks, policies and measures that constitute the governance framework underlying fish trade. The legislative study commissioned to SCELG is being drafted by Daniela Diz and will feed into a practical ┬┤Guidance Document on Promoting Trade of Legal Fish and Fish Product┬┤ by FAO.

Practice-led Teaching

Antonio teaches on the LLM Global Environmental Law and Governance, as well as the LLM Law of the Sea, Sustainable Development and International Law.