Environmental delicts and post-communist private law in Bulgaria: time for reforms in view of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal?

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Vassileva, R. 2024. Environmental delicts and post-communist private law in Bulgaria: time for reforms in view of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal? in: Santos Silva, M., Nicolussi, A., Wendehorst, C., Coderch, P., Clément, M. and Zoll, F. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Private Law and Sustainability Routledge.
Chapter titleEnvironmental delicts and post-communist private law in Bulgaria: time for reforms in view of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal?
AuthorsVassileva, R.
Abstract

Can private law contribute to seeking solutions to environmental problems and aligning Bulgaria better with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which have informed the European Green Deal? This chapter highlights the importance of the procedural right of access to justice in environmental matters as it emerges from international and EU law to better delineate the potential role which tort law can play in supporting environmental protection. Then, it surveys the untidy notion of environmental delict in Bulgarian law. Finally, it suggests what reforms are necessary to help Bulgarian tort law become a useful tool in promoting environmental protection.

KeywordsEnvironmental delict; Access to justice in environmental matters; Environmental litigation; UN’s SDGs; European Green Deal; Aarhus Convention; Bulgarian law; post-communist law; Class action; Administrative delict; Injunctions in tort law; Law reform
Sustainable Development Goals16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
Middlesex University ThemeSustainability
Research GroupLaw and Politics
LanguageEnglish
Book titleThe Routledge Handbook of Private Law and Sustainability
EditorsSantos Silva, M., Nicolussi, A., Wendehorst, C., Coderch, P., Clément, M. and Zoll, F.
PublisherRoutledge
SeriesRoutledge Environment and Sustainability Handbooks
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Hardcover9781032662008
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Print11 Jun 2024
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AcceptedNov 2023
Deposited06 Nov 2023
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