Varuh ДЌlovekovih pravic

Environmental Protection Act

Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No  39/2006



1. General provisions


Article 14
(Principle of protection of rights)

(1) In order to exercise the right to a healthy living environment, citizens may, as individuals or through societies, associations and organizations, file a request with the court demanding that the holder (hereinafter referred to as the 'holder') of the activity affecting the environment stops the activity when it would cause or does cause an excessive environmental burden or it would present or does present a direct threat to human life or health, or that the person responsible for the activity affecting the environment be prohibited from starting the activity when there is a strong probability that the activity would result in such consequences.

(2) The protection of the right to a healthy living environment as a special field shall, in accordance with the law, also fall within the competence of the Human Rights Ombudsman.