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Forests property – misdemeanor of eradicating trees and the use of fence.

Country/Territory
Morocco
Type of court
National - higher court
Date
Feb 12, 2015
Source
UNEP, InforMEA
Court name
Court of Cassation
Seat of court
Rabat
Language
English
Abstract

The court relied on the report, made by agents of water and forests office to convict and punish the defendant, considered as a legal evidence, since a recent eradication of live eucalyptus trees was observed during a group attack of the population of the village adjacent to the state’s forest. It relied also on the investigation done by the water and forests administration which concluded that the appellant is the offender who was asked about the subject and admitted the misdemeanor. therefore the court’s decision was well founded and did not violate any law.

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