Our Mission

More than 20 years, VIA IURIS has been standing on the side of justice fighting in legal cases where the powerful bend the law to their advantage. Our strategic initiatives are citizens' participation in governance and effective functioning of public authorities, particularly the judiciary.

We are an expert organization using legal tools to defend and promote the public interest.

We prepare and promote changes to legislation, we elaborate analyses, provide consultations and legal representation in strategic cases, we organize legal conferences and we present our thoughts and ideas to the general public.


21. Jul. 2016

Luke-warm summer for Natura 2000 Fitness-Check

Read latest newsletter of our partner Justice and Environment concerning NATURA 2000, EU Natrure directives and success of our Slovenian memeber.|more ...

01. Jul. 2016

New Code of Administrative Court Procedure strengthens the rights of the public in the protection of the environment

Today enter in force new codes regulating proceedings before courts, including the new Code of the Administrative Court Procedure. Civil association VIA IURIS was actively participating in its elaboration and achieved that this new code extends in a considerable manner rights of the public in the environmental protection. Moreover new codes require higher quality standards for the courts' decisions.|more ...

23. Jun. 2016

Modifications in the construction of the crossroad Triblavina are not a good solution

Civil association Triblavina warns that modifications in the construction of the crossroad Triblavina which were suggested by the National Motorway Company would worsen the traffic situation in comparison with the original project. In response to these modifications civil association Triblavina sent to the Ministry of Environment its objections.|more ...

28. Apr. 2016

The Supreme Court reversed the authorisation proceeding of the small hydroelectric power plant in a neighbour area of Banská Bystrica

In Iliaš, part of Banská Bystrica, the investor plans to build another hydroelectric power plant on the river Hron. Construction of the plant would be in contradiction with the city´s land-use plan in force. Moreover administrative authorities did not carry out any environmental impact assessment. Environmental associations together with local people and help of VIA IURIS thus brought the case to the court.  |more ...

18. Apr. 2016

Zuzana Čaputová receives today the prestigious Goldman prize

Zuzana Čaputová from the organization VIA IURIS receives today in San Francisco the international award Goldman Environmental Prize. She receives this prestigious award for her long-term community and legal leadership in the case of the Pezinok landfill.|more ...


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regional office: Holubyho 37, 902 01 Pezinok, Slovakia, phone: +421948 158 393

e-mail: info@viaiuris.sk