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Cases

Protection of the right to safe and healthy environment

Case: extension of the lifetime of nuclear reactor № 1at South-Ukrainian nuclear power plant (SU NPP) Region: Ukraine, Mykolaiv region, Yuzhnoukrainsk Essence of the case: protection of the right to safe and healthy environment during decision-making on extension of the lifetime of nuclear reactor №1 at SU NPP Parties: EPL, the State Inspection of Nuclear…

Рrotection of biodiversity and protected area of Ukraine

Case: Tashlytska Pumped Storage Hydro Station Region: Ukraine, Mykolaiv oblast, Yuzhnoukrainsk Essence of case: protection of biodiversity and protected area of Ukraine, protection of the right to safe and healthy environment; Parties: Residents of Mykolaiv and Mykolaiv oblast, regional-landscape park ”Granitno-stepove Pobuzhya” SE NNEC “Energoatom,” South-Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant, Ministry of Fuel and Energy of…

Biodiversity conservation

Case: Danube-Black Sea Canal Region: Europe, Ukraine, Odessa oblast, Vylkovo city (map) Essence of case : Protection of the biodiversity of the Danube delta Parties: President of Ukraine, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Ministry of Transport of Ukraine, SE “Delta Lotzman”, Ministry of Environmental Protection of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Danube Biosphere…

Rescue Of Bear

Case: Rescue of Bear Region: Lviv oblast, city of Lviv Essence of case: Animals’ protection Interested party: West-Ukrainian Society for Protection of Animals Essence of problem: Transportation of bear from the unspecialized open-air cage in Lviv to the shelter for bears, created by WSPA in the city of Wereshedhas (Hungary) Main facts: Since 1997 West-Ukrainian…

Denying access to information by Accounting Chamber of Ukraine

(short description – full version in Ukrainian) Environment-People-Law (EPL) has set an important precedent for freedom of information in Ukraine by convincing a court that a Parliament advisory body should be subject to national freedom of information law. EPL brought the case against the Accounting Chamber – state body that executes control over the state…

Brodyvodokanal

Case: BrodyvodokanalEcopravo-Lviv versus state-run water supplying company “Brodyvodocanal” Region: Ukraine, Lviv oblast Essence of case: Protection of the right of public organization to environmental information Parties: Ecopravo-Lviv – plaintiff, Brodyvodocanal – defendant Essence of problem: Court proceeding on the refusal to provide the environmental organization Main facts: On November 9, 2001, the Lviv Oblast Commercial…

Mykolaiv Potassic Terminal

Case: Mykolaiv Mineral Fertilizer TerminalMykolaiv oblast association “Zelenyi Svit” and shipyard “Okean” versus the company “Nika-Tera” Region: Mykolaiv oblast, city of Mykolaiv Essence of case: Protection of the citizens right to participation in the environmentally important decisions Parties: Mykolaiv oblast association “Zelenyi Svit” and shipyard “Okean”- plaintiffscompany “Nika-Tera” – defendant Essence of problem: Satisfaction in…

Protection of environmental activist Mr. malYtskyI

Case: Protection of environmental activist Mr. Malytskyi Region: Mykolaiv region, Mykolaiv city Essence of the case: Protection of the right to freedom of speech and freedom of expression Parties: Ecoactivist, member of oblast association “Green world” O. Malytskyi; newspaper “Evening Mykolaiv”. State company “Energoatom”, independent branch “South-Ukrainian Nuclear Powerplant” (SUNPP). Essence of the Problem: Energoatom in the…

Garage

Case: Garage Region: Ukraine, Lviv. Essence of case: Protection of the right to safe and healthy environment Parties: Residents of Mezyrichya – plaintiffsChervonograd city council – defendant Essence of problem: Lychakivska district administration, housing and communal office, citizen. Main facts: In 1996 a resident of Lviv applied to “Environment-People-Law” (EPL) (formerly Ecopravo-Lviv), complaining on her…

St. Anthony Cathedral

Case: St. Anthony CathedralResidents of Lviv versus Lviv City Council, company “Astra” Region: Region of Lviv, Lviv Essence of case: Protection of the right to safe and healthy environment Parties: 250 residents of Lviv – plaintiffs; Lviv City Council, company “Astra” – defendants Essence of problem: Judicial proceeding on annulment of the City Council decision…

Import of Hazardous Wastes (acid tar)

Case: Prevention of import and further incineration of hazardous wastes (acid tar) Region: Ukraine Essence of case: Protection of the right to safe and healthy environment. Essence of problem: During recent years over 20 000 tons of hazardous wastes were imported from Hungary into the territory of Ukraine Main facts: In 2003 hazard wastes were…

Yabluneviy dar Ltd

Case:Yabluneviy dar LtdProtection of citizens’ rights to clean and safe for life ambient air Region:Ukraine, Lviv region, Horodok town Essence of the case:Cancellation of the permit for pollutants emission into the ambient air issued by State Administration for Environmental Protection in Lviv region to Yabluneviy dar Ltd with violation of the procedure of issuing such…

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