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UDC 343.773:622.85 © V.A. Shestak, P.G. Savenkova, 2023

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2023, № 2, pp. 72-76

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2023-2-72-76




Shestak V.A.1, Savenkova P.G.1

MGIMO University, Moscow, 119454, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Shestak V.A., Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor, e-mail: shestak.v.a@mgimo.ru 

Savenkova P.G., Master of Jurisprudence, e-mail: savenkova.p.g@gmail.com

The purpose of this work is to analyze the crimes provided for by the criminal law of such Spanish-speaking countries of the Latin American region as Peru and Ecuador related to illegal mining of minerals, including coal. The article, in particular, reveals the features of such crimes, identifies similarities inherent in different offenses, defines the gaps in criminal law regulation as well as makes proposals for revising the existing gaps in the criminal legislation of Latin American countries. For this, methods such as normative and doctrinal analysis are used. The authors come to the following conclusions: the criminal legislation of these states provides for similar legal norms, and criminal legal means are the main ones for regulating the studied illegal actions, however such legal regulation continues to contain certain imperfections.


Criminal liability, Illegal mining, Environment, Minerals, Latin American region.


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For citation

Shestak V.A. & Savenkova P.G. Criminalization of Illegal Mining in Peru and Ecuador. Ugol’, 2023, (2), pp. 72-76. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2023-2-72-76.

Paper info

ReceivedDecember 1, 2022

Reviewed December 15, 2022

Accepted January 26, 2023


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