The Observatories will be managed from one lawyer each, empowered within the project’s frame to search the national environmental legislation ruling NATURA 2000 protected areas on Crete and jurisprudence of first and second instance courts of Crete.
Every four months, the lawyer is addressed to check and register legislation, ministerial or administrative decisions, acts of local governments and public contracts referring to direct or indirect environmental management of the Cretan NATURA 2000 protected natural habitats. The registrations note:
- the publication in the Government Gazette (F.E.K.)
- a short summary
- the possible impacts on the NATURA 2000 area
Every four months, the lawyer checks and registers the environmental degradation cases taking place within the NATURA 2000 protected areas. The registration takes under consideration the protection of personal data.
West Crete Observatory
The west Crete Observatory is competent for controlling the jurisprudence of the first instance Courts of Chania and Rethimno, the jurisprudence of the second instance Court of west Crete which sits in Chania and the legislation ruling the 29 NATURA 2000 protected habitats of west Crete.
East Crete Observatory
The east Crete Observatory is competent for controlling the jurisprudence of the first instance Courts of Heraklion and Neapolis, the jurisprudence of the second instance Court of East Crete which sits in Heraklion and the legislation ruling the 25 NATURA 2000 protected habitats of east Crete.