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You have a right to know about decisions affecting your environment

democracy

You have a right to know about decisions affecting your environment

democracy

You have a right to know about decisions affecting your environment

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    Certainty on future environmental laws unclear in Brexit plan

    Theresa May has set out the government’s priorities for negotiations with Europe as the UK prepares to exit the European Union,

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    New UK rules make it harder to bring environmental court cases

    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.

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    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.

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    Commission ignores UN rebuke on access to EU Court

    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.”

    Anaïs Berthier
    Senior Lawyer/Juriste, Environmental Law and Justice

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