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Environmental Law

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Course Unit Code546-0747/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course unit
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
LAP20prof. Ing. Vladimír Lapčík, CSc.
Subject treats of Czech environmental law. Preamble is devoted to Czech environmental state administration. Main attention is focused on legal regulations in the sphere of air protection, water protection, soil protection, and legal form in the sphere of natural and country-side protection, forest-land resources protection, waste management, environmental impact assessment, mineral raw material exploitation, working environment management (focused on human health management), noise and vibration protection, nuclear safety and cultural monuments maintenance.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The target of the subject is acquainting of students with fundamentals of environmental law in the Czech Republic.
Course Contents
1. Constitutional Law No 1/1993 Coll. (Constitution of the CR) and Constitutional Law No 2/1993 Coll. (Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms) and their relation to the environmental protection.
2. Act 17/1992 Coll., on the environment, as amended.
3. Laws on waste management (Act No 541/2020 Coll., on wastes, as amended, Regulation of the Ministry of the Environment No 8/2021 Coll., on the Catalogue of waste etc.).
4. Laws on packaging – Act 477/2001 Coll., on packaging and other related laws.
5. Laws on air protection – Act 201/2012 Coll., on air protection, as amended.
6. Regulation 415/2012 Coll., on the permissible levels of pollution and its determination and on the execution of certain provisions of the act on air protection, as amended.
7. Laws on water management in the sense of Act 254/2001 Coll., on waters and on the amendments to some acts (water act), as amended and other related law.
8. Legal regime of the protection of the nature and landscape (Act 114/1992 Coll., on the protection of nature and landscape, as amended).
9. Protection of the agricultural land resources (Act 334/1992 Coll., on the protection of agricultural land resources).
10. Protection of the forest land resources and forests (Act 289/1995 Coll., on forests).
11. Environmental protection related to the exploitation of mineral resources (Act 44/1988 Coll., Mining Act, as amended and other related law).
12. Protection of health against unfavourable effects of noise and vibrations (Government Decree 272/2011 Coll.).
13. Laws on the environmental impact assessment – Act 100/2001 Coll., on the environmental impact assessment and on the amendments to certain related laws, as amended.
14. Protection of public health (Act 258/2000 Coll., on the protection of public health and on the amendments to certain related laws, as amended).
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
KRÄMER, L. EC Environmental Law. London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2000.
HOLLO. E. and K. MARTTINEN. North European Environmental Law. Helsinky: Hakapaino Oy, 1995.
KISS, A. and D. SHELTON. Manual of European Environmental Law. Cambridge: Grotius Publications, Cambridge University Press, 1994.
SANDS, P. Principles of International Environmental Law. Vol. I. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995.
TUHÁČEK, M., J. JELÍNKOVÁ a kol. Právo životního prostředí (1. vydání). Praha: Grada Publishing, a.s., 2015. 288 s.
JANČÁŘOVÁ, I. a kol. Právo životního prostředí: zvláštní část (1. vydání). Brno: Masarykova univerzita, Právnická fakulta, 2015. 621 s.
DAMOHORSKÝ, M. a kol. Právo životního prostředí (3. vydání). Praha: C.H.Beck, 2010. 630 s. ISBN 978-80-7400-338-7.
KRÄMER, L. EC Environmental Law. London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2000.
Recommended Reading:
KRÄMER, L. Focus on European Environmental Law. London, 1997.
SEERDEN, R. and M. HELDEWEG (Editors). Comparative Environmental Law in Europe. 1996.
JANS, J. European Environmental Law. Hague, London, Boston, 1995.
Environmental Acts of the Czech Republic and the Europe Union.
HERČÍK, M., J. FIEDOR, H. MUELLEROVÁ. Legislativa a ochrana životního prostředí. Ostrava: VŠB-TU, 2008. 186 s. ISBN 978-80-248-1837-5.
DAMOHORSKÝ, M. a kol. Sbírka praktických příkladů z práva životního prostředí (2. vydání). Praha: Wolters Kluwer ČR, a.s., 2010. 228 s. ISBN 978-80-7357-593-9.
Úplné znění (ÚZ) č. 1223. Nakladatelství Sagit. Ostrava, 2017. ISBN 978-80-7488-255-5.
LAPČÍK, V. The New Environmental Legislation in Sphere of Waste Management and the E.I.A. Legislation in Sphere of the Waste Management and Mining Industry in the Czech Republic. In: 34th International October Conference on Mining and Metallurgy. Bor: University of Belgrade, 2002, s. 234-239. ISBN 86-80987-17-4.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit33 17
        ExaminationExamination67 34