Dostálová K. & Bejček P.: Amendments to the Building Code Related to Nature Conservation and Landsca
On January 1, 2013, Act No. 350/2012 Gazette, the so-called great amendment to the Building Code shall enter into force.
Since 2012, the Nature Conservancy Agency of the Czech Republic (NAC CR) has been making agreements with landowners and tenants on management measures and subsidies to be paid to them for such measures.
Pokorná L.: Two New Orders with a Similar Title: How They Would Support Conservation of the Sites of
The article aims at presenting a possible impact of the two new Government orders on conservation of the Sites of European Importance (pursuant to Act No. 114/1992 Gazette on the Protection of Nature and the Landscape, as amended later, the term for Site of Community Importance, SCI under the European Union’s Habitats Directive), namely Order of the Government of the Czech Republic No. 208/2012 Gazette on Declaration of the Sites of European Importance listed in the European Union List of SCIs which entered into force on July 4, 2012, and the Order of the Government of the Czech Republic on the National List of the Sites of European Importance: the latter is being debated by other sectors and other stakeholders.
The article focuses on the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (Fourth Chamber) of 9 June 2011 (Case C-383/09, the Commission of the European Communities v. French Republic) related to the inadequacy of measures taken to effectively protect the European Hamster (Cricetus cricetus).
The article reminds the 20thanniversary of passing Act No. 114/1992 Gazette on the Protection of Nature and the Landscape, also known as the Act on the Nature and Landscape Protection. It has been the most important national nature conservation regulation, providing a current and strong legislative background for nature conservation and landscape protection in the Czech Republic.
On January 1, 2010 the new Penal Code of the Czech Republic entered into force. It provides some new principles in criminal liability, particularly formal approach to criminal offences added by the material corrective as well as criminal liability subsidiarity.