Mining Law, as traditional, land related part of the Law of Natural Resources

  • Bianka Enikő Kocsis University of Miskolc, Faculty of Law, Department of Agricultural and Labour Law
Keywords: mining law, agricultural land, natural resources


According to Article P) (1) of our Fundamental Law „Natural resources, particularly arable land, forests and water resources, as well as biological diversity, in particular native plant and animal species and cultural values shall comprise the nation’s common heritage; responsibility to protect and preserve them for future generations lies with the State and every individual.” As it is obvious according to the title as well, Mining Law has the closest relationship with land among the natural resources (however, we will see it in further, that mining activity may have effects on other natural resources as well in several situation). As it could be read in the abovementioned legal citation, protection, and preservation for the future generations of these aforementioned natural resources is our responsibility, and obligation. However, it usually occurs, that mining activity endangers these resources, and made obstacles to fulfil our abovementioned obligation.