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Armenia Becomes First Regional Observer in European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment (ENPE)

Armenia Becomes First Regional Observer in European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment (ENPE)

Armenia has become the first country in the region to secure observer status in the European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment (ENPE), a significant development facilitated by the Prosecutor-General’s Office of the Republic of Armenia.

ENPE, a collaborative platform comprising over 60 members and observers, including nations like the UK, France, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Denmark, Austria, and Switzerland, welcomes Armenia into its fold. As the sole country in the region with observer status, Armenia's inclusion signifies a commitment to advancing environmental prosecution and law enforcement practices.

The primary objectives of ENPE encompass supporting the operational endeavors of environmental prosecutors, fostering the exchange of information and experiences related to the enforcement and prosecution of environmental crimes, and promoting the development of environmental criminal law within the broader context of criminal law enforcement.

Armenia's participation as an observer emphasizes a dedication to enhancing knowledge of environmental law among prosecutors and facilitating cooperation between members for capacity building in the prevention and prosecution of environmental crimes. The country aims to contribute to a better understanding, implementation, and enforcement of environmental criminal law.

ENPE's mission extends to sharing experiences related to investigations, prosecutions, and sanctions in the realm of environmental criminal law. The network also endeavors to collect data on environmental crime across Europe, identify best practices for successful prosecutions, and develop guidance, tools, and common standards for the prosecution of environmental offenses.

Armenia's newfound status within ENPE reflects a commitment to global collaboration in addressing environmental challenges. 


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