Factsheet: Environmental protection act

Environmental protection act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Act No. LIII of 1995 on the General Rules of Environmental Protection
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
1995. évi LIII. törvény a környezet védelmének általános szabályairól
In accordance with the constitutional right to a healthy environment, the Law promotes the reduced use, burdening and contamination of the environment, the protection of human health, the improvement of quality of life, the conservation of natural resources and their sustainable management and renewal. It also aims at harmonizing State activities with the requirements of environmental protection, at the international cooperation in the field of environmental protection, public participation, integrating social and economic development into environmental protection, the establishment and development of institutions for environmental protection and the creation of a specialized public administration. Special regulations regarding specified matters are also listed in article 3. The fundamental principles of environmental protection are precaution, prevention and restoration. The use of environmental resources should aim at provoking the least burden, contamination and damage. Responsibility for the effects produced on the environment is regulated in this Law and other regulations. State organs, local governments, natural persons and organizations, commercial entities and their representatives are under a duty to cooperate in the protection of the environment. Relative rights and obligations are set forth in this Law and in local government orders.
Protection and sustainable management of the environment.
Responsible Authority: 
Minisztérium környezetvédelmi és Vizügyi - Ministry of Environment and Water


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