Environmental Law and Prosecution Division
The Environmental Law and Prosecution Divisionis mandated to establish the right enabling legal and institutional instrument forenvironmental protection and management. The Division is presently reviewing and amending the Environment Protection Act (EPA), which is the umbrella framework for environmental protection in Mauritius. The Division is also responsible for developing and reviewing environmental regulations and standards for the protection of the air, landand water so as to safeguard humanhealth and the environment. The list of Enactments Declared as Environmental Lawsis being updated to be in line with the new and reviewed legislation and to have better control over offences having adverse environmental impacts.
 
Since 2012, the Environmental Law and Prosecution Division’s scope of work has been enlarged. The Division conducts prosecution against contraveners of the EPA and other environmental laws under Section 87 of the said Act. Accordingly, the Division is required to carry out enquiries in respect of environmental offences in consultation with relevant stakeholders and the Police de L’Environnement prior to referring the case to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Office for advice on prosecution.
 
 
Contact:
Environmental Law and Prosecution Division
Tel: 203 6200 (Ext: 249)