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2011 | 94 | 2 | 161-169

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CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN RELATION TO LOSSES IN THE ENVIRONMENT (Deliktualna zodpovednost a jej vyznam vo vztahu k stratam v zivotnom prostredi)


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In conclusion, the legislation of criminal responsibility for the losses in the environment shows that the mechanism of damage and its recovery is not sufficient and does not cover any loss which occurs in the environment, both on substantive grounds as well as legal, in terms of substantive and but also procedure. Into the Slovak law is necessary to introduce a new category of losses in the environment, whether it will be referred to as non-material damage, environmental damage, damage in the environment and the like, especially with developing a mechanism for its application and enforcement in practice. Then the responsibility for this loss must be based on principles in essence, exactly the opposite of a lack of private legislation (principle and official compulsoriness application, long enough, or best indefinite period for application, restitution in kind or compensation, the extension of the statutory bodies to remedy provision their hierarchy, etc.


  • JUDr. Branislav Cepek, PhD., Katedra spravneho a environmentalneho prava, Pravnicka fakulta UK, Safarikovo nam. 6, 810 00Bratislava, Slovak Republic


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