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Omezení účastenství ekologických spolků: Pyrrhovo vítězství stavební lobby

Title in English Limiting Public Participation: A Pyrrhic Victory of the Lobby Groups

VOMÁČKA Vojtěch ŽIDEK Dominik

Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source České právo životního prostředí
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Web Open access časopisu
Field Law sciences
Keywords Bulding Act; locus standi; environmental NGOs; Aarhus Convention; constitutional rights
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Description In their unprecedented move, Czech Parliament members supported by the developers and lobbyists decided to restrict environmental NGOs from participation in a wide range of permitting procedures. A substantive amendment (Act. no. 225/2017 Coll.) to the Czech Building Act was supposed to speed up the procedures but leaves much to be desired in this respect and may even turn counterproductive. The authors analyse the amendment and conclude that the NGOs still retain their right to access to justice based on the case law of the Czech Constitutional Court and The Supreme Administrative Court. As a consequence, the developer may face the objections of the public concerned during the court proceedings for the first time, too late for any changes of the project.
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