Course code MežZ4073

Credit points 2

Forest Legislation

Total Hours in Course32

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Date of course confirmation13.01.2015

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developer

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Lita Vanaga

Mg. oec.

Course abstract

Students gain knowledge on the basics of state and law theory and get an insight in leading branches of law – constitutional , administrative, civil, conceptual bases of Forest Legislation. International conventions and agreements regulations of the Europe Union, Forest Legislation of Latvia as a instrument of National Forest Policy, forest Legislation development (Forest Act, restrictions), forest as private property, special requirements.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the course student will have:
Students gain knowledge on the basics of the science of law, the evolution of the idea of rights, and on the functions and role of rights nowadays. An understanding of the leading branches of Latvia’s legal system – constitutional, administrative, and civil rights is shapedand bout major legislation in the forest sector and its application in practice.
Students develop skills to be competent in the legal system of Latvia, use one’s rights, identify legal problems and facts needed to solve these problems, and develop legal documents andcan use their knowledge for solving conflict situations in forest management.
Students acquire competence – gain knowledge and practical skills in independently analysing and assessing legal phenomena and processes in various branches of law and forest management.

Compulsory reading

1. Aigars G., Rozenbergs J., Torgāns K. Civilprocesa likuma komentāri I . Rīga: Tiesu namu aģentūra, 2011. 546 lpp. (1.-28.nodaļa).
2. Stucka A. Administratīvās tiesībās. Rīga: Juridiskā koledža, 2009. 352 lpp.
3. Valsts meža dienesta likums: LR likums [tiešsaiste].Stājas spēkā 01.01.2000. ar grozījumiem. [Skatīts 13.01.2015.]. Pieejams: http://www.likumi.lv/doc.php?id=14594
4. Meža likums: LR likums [tiešsaiste].Stājas spēkā 01.01.2015. ar grozījumiem [Skatīts 13.01.2051.]. Pieejams: http://www.likumi.lv/doc.php?id=2825

Further reading

1. .Buongiorno J., Gilles J. Forest management and economics. New York. Macmillan publishing company, 2001. 285 p.
2. Joksts O., Girgensone B. Terminu skaidrojošā vārdnīca civiltiesībās (lietu tiesības, saistību tiesības). Rīga: SIA Drukātava, 2011. 144 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Žurnāls "Baltijas koks" ISSN 1407-6667
2. Dienas Bizness, ISSN 1407-2041
3. Likums un Tiesības: LT mēnešraksts demokrātiskai un tiesiskai domai. Rīga: Ratio iuris. ISSN 1407-4974