Environmental Law

Law on Environmental Impact Assessment and Law on Planning and Construction: Are They Aligned, and Why Aren’t They?

The existing legal framework, both the domestic and the EU, should prevent building of objects that impose a threat to endangered species, ecosystems’ water regime or life of local communities in protected areas; furthermore, it should be impossible to plan building up of new facilities, threatening the ecosystem stability and lives of locals, in areas ...Read More »

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Environmental Law

BiH Failed to Comply With the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive According to Energy Community

On 16 March 2018, the Energy Community Secretariat (“EC”) sent a Reasoned Opinion to Bosnia and Herzegovina for its failure to comply with the provisions of the Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (“EIA Directive”). EC claims that the environmental impact assessment procedure for ...Read More »

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Environmental Law

Amendments of the Law on Waste Management in Republic of Srpska (BiH) Adopted in Urgent Procedure

Earlier this month, Parliament of the Republic of Srpska has adopted amendments to the existing Law on Waste Management (the “Law”), originally adopted in 2013. The amendments were adopted in urgent procedure, triggering queries from the interested public and civil organizations, questioning reasons for shortening entire procedure of the adoption of Law. According to explanation ...Read More »

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