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Principle of public participation in environmental law of the Russian Federation

Eugene A. Wystorobets

elni Review 2009, Issue 1,  pp. 39-42.

This article addresses normative acts, decisions of the courts, practice and public relations in the field of public participation in environmental decision-making. The purpose of the present article is to develop measures for strengthening the principle itself in law application and improvement of environmental protection as a whole. Open and private data bases, content analysis methods, comparative law, formal, logic, and statistical methods were used during this work. This article offers a selection of main terms, a short description of domestic sources, a survey of several cases and practical problems. The review enables a general overview to be gained of the past, present and future of this problem in the context of Russian environmental legislation.

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