Individual and Group Enforcement of Environmental Law in Quebec

University of New Brunswick Law Journal, Vol. 41, pp. 107-123, 1992

9 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2008

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Jutta Brunnée

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

Date Written: July, 21 2008

Abstract

In considering options for the enforcement of environmental law by private individuals or groups, several sets of issues must be distinguished. First, there is the question of whether and to what extent individuals or groups have "public interest standing" to demand that public authorities adhere to relevant laws and regulations. Secondly, there may be the possibility, of initiating the private prosecution of environmental offences under a given statute. Thirdly, rights protected by a charter of rights (federal or provincial) may be a vehicle to address a given environmental concern. And, finally, there is a question as to what avenues for environmental protection are provided by private law and against private parties. This paper provides a brief overview of the relevant law in Quebec.

Suggested Citation

Brunnée, Jutta, Individual and Group Enforcement of Environmental Law in Quebec (July, 21 2008). University of New Brunswick Law Journal, Vol. 41, pp. 107-123, 1992. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1166122

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