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Sustainable Development and Environmental damage

Author(s): Radenka Cvetić
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Environmental interactions
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Нишу
Keywords: environment; sustainable development; environmental damage; private claims; legal frame

Summary/Abstract: The system of environmental protection which enables sustainable development primarily rests on the prevention in order to remove or reduce probability of damage as well as on the strict liability of the polluter for environmental damage even in the absence of private claims for damages. Environment is perceived as a good that per se enjoys legal protection through the polluter pays principle. Environmental legislation in the Republic of Serbia should provide for adequate measures of environmental protection in order to prevent any harm, and in case of environmental damage to provide for an efficient and secure removal of its consequences. In line with the set standards, there is a special mechanism of environmental protection for environmental harm which can be triggered even in the absence of private claims for damages (so-called environmental damage).

  • Issue Year: LIII/2014
  • Issue No: 68
  • Page Range: 291-302
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian