Vukojevac is the center of a popular movement to preserve the cultural and ecological heritage of Turopolje which is being threatened by a proposed highway project to link the cities Zagreb and Sisak. The committee (Odbor za promjenu trase autoceste) has thus far solicited signatures, from the majority of the local population in Turopolje, to argue that the proposed highway should not open a new corridor in this fragile socio-ecological system yet follow the existing railroad in order to connect the two cities. In 2003 and 2004 due to interference by well funded lobby groups in a shabby legal environment of the Republic of Croatia the population of Vukojevac experienced transgressions of their private property rights as guaranteed by the constitution. Despite this fundamental breach the Constitutional court of the Republic of Croatia rejected a lawsuit by the committee on technical grounds.
As of 2005 the committee started seeking professional assistance in order to bring the matter before the European Court of Human Rights. After unsuccessful litigation in Croatia in early 2006 a lawsuit was initiated at the European Court of Human Rights.