Evelin Lopman

adviser to the Chancellor of Justice



  • Environmental Liability in Light of the Environmental Liability Act

    19 December 2007


    RiTo No. 16, 2007

    The Riigikogu passed the Environmental Liability Act. The Act does not regulate all liability for environmental matters or compensation of all damage done to the entire environment. This article deals with the so-called borderline areas of the Act: what sort of liability the legislation governs and what kind it does not, what is covered by the definition of environmental damage, and why a certain part of the environment was omitted from the Act.