Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, Vol 8, No 2 (2018)

Liability for Environmental Damage within the Romanian Law

Iuliana Niculescu

Abstract


The institution of legal liability for environmental damage in Romanian law is increasingly more present due to the impact of environmental damage both nationally and globally. Industrial development, application of high technologies and irrational exploitation of resources have caused environmental damage often difficult to quantify. In Romanian law environmental liability is based in Government Emergency Ordinance no. 195/2005 on environmental protection and in Government Emergency Ordinance no. 68/2007 which transposed Directive 2004/35/EC and Directive 2008/99/CE transposed in Romanian Law by Law no. 101/2001. Legal liability for environmental damage takes the form of civil liability, contravention liability and criminal liability.

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