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This article examines the enforcement of waste law in Northern Ireland. It considers how a legacy of historical failures to enforce legislation in conjunction with inadequate arrangements for the delivery of environmental regulation continues to frustrate environmental protection efforts in this jurisdiction. The article demonstrates that challenges associated with delivering waste regulation faced by other UK environmental regulators are more acute in Northern Ireland due to a range of distinctive circumstances and the response of the devolved government in addressing these issues has so far achieved only limited success. The article concludes that a significant shift in enforcement culture and practice in Northern Ireland is necessary in order to ensure enforcement action against waste criminals is effective, but that ultimately fundamental structural changes to the architecture of environmental regulation are required.
Author(s): Brennan C
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Environmental Law
Print publication date: 01/11/2016
Online publication date: 22/10/2016
Acceptance date: 15/04/2016
Date deposited: 14/09/2016
ISSN (print): 0952-8873
ISSN (electronic): 1464-374X
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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