ClientEarth’s environmental work depends upon creating transparency and forging clear lines of access to justice. We are working to achieve increased clarity and openness in the EU’s institutions and at national government level throughout Europe.

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    Commission to face EU judges over toxic plastics approval

    The Commission has ignored ClientEarth’s call to stop plastics recyclers using a hormone-harming chemical which causes infertility and developmental problems in children.

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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.

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    Anne Friel

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    Ludwig Krämer

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