The Brexit Secretary, David Davis, has said that a vote in parliament will not reverse Brexit. The prospect of the UK Government ignoring parliamentary votes has heightened fears that laws protecting the natural environment may also be ignored.
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Theresa May has set out the government’s priorities for negotiations with Europe as the UK prepares to exit the European Union,
New rules in environmental court cases will have a chilling effect on the UK justice system, making it harder to bring cases like ClientEarth’s challenge to the UK government over cancer-causing air pollution.
Draft findings of Compliance Committee – EU in violation of access to justice provisions of Aarhus Convention
This document explains the decision of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, in which it said that the EU was in violation of the Convention for not providing access to the Court of Justice of the EU to members of the public.
The European Commission continues to block court access in environmental cases, answering a UN committee rebuke with tired arguments that have already been dismissed.
“Working at ClientEarth allows me to practise as a lawyer and fight for a cause I believe in at the same time. Ensuring the correct implementation of the Aarhus Convention not only leads to a better protection of the environment and public health but also brings democracy in providing the public with rights that make them part of the decision-making process and in turn make our decision-makers accountable. Aarhus is about enabling the people to make the future their own.”
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