A potential approach of natural resources law

  • János Ede Szilágyi University of Miskolc, Faculty of Law, Department of Agricultural and Labour Law
Keywords: law of natural resources, potential approach


The denomination `natural resources law´ is frequently used both in connection with the Hungarian legal research and legal training. Unfortunately, in both cases we typically face the same situation: the exact definition of the content behind the denomination natural resources law is missing. Due to the above mentioned difficulties, in this study we cannot try to review a solution applicable in any ages and places and prefiguring.1 Instead, much more unpretetiously, just considering the Hungarian legal situation, we try to give a possible national approximation which, following a deeper EU, international and comparative legal analysis, can be shaped and specified. Taking this into consideration, in the first part of this study we specify a determinable study born in the frame of the United Nations (UN) in the age of forming natural resources law. In the second part of our study, we pick out and analyse a ripe approach from the rather poor Hungarian literature on natural resources law. Finally, in the third part of the study, in view of the existing Hungarian legislation we unfold our own idea on this topic.