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Legislative Confrontation of the Crime of Environmental Pollution in Jordan

Ahmad Mohammad El-refaie1 & Ahmad Hussein Alsharqawi2

Abstract
This research is concerned with stating the legal provisions set for environmental pollution crime as stated by the Environmental Protection Law No. 6 of 2017 and its amendments. In fact, and at the beginning, the research approached the definitions of each of the terms of polluting the environment according to the methodology of the Jordanian legislators and the international conferences. Further, the Environmental Protection Law No. 6 of 2017 and its amendments were analysed. Finally, the elements on which the crime is based were concluded, followed by examining some of the cases presented to the Jordanian judiciary.

Keywords: Environmental Protection Law, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Pollution Crime, Jordanian Law, Justice.