Court of Justice confirms NGO public participation and access to justice rights in the context of the Habitats Directive
Environmentalists working to protect brown bears in Slovakia have been granted the right to defend the animals’ habitats in courts – an important development for environmental groups across the EU.
The Commission has ignored ClientEarth’s call to stop plastics recyclers using a hormone-harming chemical which causes infertility and developmental problems in children.
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.
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