Journal of Business and Law

ISSN: 2521-439x(print)

e-ISSN: 2959-2879(online)

Volume 2 / Issue 2

The Crimes of Trespassing the Marine Environment in the UAE Legislations


Mohammad Amin AlKarisheh, Sulaiman Ali Naser Alsinani



Particular attention has been given to the marine environment in the UAE. Hence, the legislator has devoted Part II of the Federal Law No. 24 of 1999 which is concerned with the protection and development of the environment. The Law initially identified the scope and goals of the protection, mainly tackling protecting the nation’s coasts, beaches and ports from the dangers of all forms of pollution. In addition to protecting the marine environment and its natural resources through criminalizing any action harming them. The research aims to identify the role of enforced legal protection of the marine environment in the UAE legislations in terms of application, effectiveness and identifying implementation constraints. In order to achieve this, the research reviews the definition of marine environment pollution, identifies elements of marine environment pollution crime and its sanctions. Finally, the researchers aspire that the UAE legislator would add the crime of trespassing the marine environment to the principle of universality, stipulated by the article 21 of the penal code, and specialized courts and investigative bodies to speed the process of looking into marine environment crimes and apply proper sanctions

DOI: 10.51958/aaujblv2i2p2pp1-16