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Slovakia / Supreme Court / 5Sžp 18/2011

B. u. H. v Regional Environmental Office in Prešov

Policy area:
Justice, freedom and security
Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
Slovakia / Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

In this case, shareholders, owners of forest (the Applicant, a “Land community B. u. H.”) that is located in a natural protected area are limited in use of their property rights. Therefore they applied for a financial compensation to the regional Environmental office in Prešov (the Defendant), based on the right that in cases when property is located in a protected area, and if there is any limitation of the property rights, or activities beyond the normal management, the state has to pay resulting injury or incurred extraordinary expenses. The Defendant, Regional Environmental Office, in an original decision, however, did not grant the Applicant financial compensation for the use of its forest. The final results of the case cannot be provided since the procedure is still pending and no further details can be found in publically available decisions.