Right to a Favourable Environment

Every person has the right to live in a favorable environment or environment that does not endanger their health and well-being. The State has an obligation to refrain from carrying out environmentally degrading activities, as well as to adopt an environmental policy that promotes the preservation of the natural environment and the improvement of the quality of the environment. The State has a duty to protect people from the environmental risk posed not only by the State, but also by private individuals. The State is obliged to limit various types of pollution, including air, water, land and noise pollution. The regulatory framework sets, for example, a certain level of noise in decibels, the infringement of which is punishable.

Example: A motorway was recently built not far from my house. The noise in the evenings is disturbing my sleep.

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