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.
Court of Justice includes studies on pesticides and biocides as “information on emissions into the environment”, broadening interpretation in landmark judgments
Nearly all studies on the effect of a pesticide the environment are assessments of “emissions” according to two groundbreaking new Court of Justice decisions. Analysis from Ludwig Kramer.
EU Ombudsman confirms Commission’s practice of refusing “interested parties” access to State aid files
It is acceptable for the European Commission to withhold information on State aid decisions from ‘interested parties’ Anne Friel comments.
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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