Access to justice is a fundamental means through which citizens and NGOs can support the implementation and enforcement of laws and policies to protect the environment. Access to Justice for a Greener Europe focuses on raising awareness about the legal possibilities available for citizens and NGOs to help protect the environment through access to justice.
Managed by ClientEarth and Justice & Environment over eight European states, the project aims to improve the implementation and enforcement of environmental law in EU countries by making sure the public can challenge law breaking in court.
Making sure Europeans can bring environmental cases to court is the goal of the “Access to Justice for a greener Europe” (A2J EARL) project.
Updates & Events
The first seminar of the year on Access to justice will be held on January 29th in Poland, as part of the ATOJ-EARL and IVF projects.
After much protest from the opposition parties in the Parliament, the Government’s overwhelming majority voted in favor of a new law that will set up separate courts for adjudicating in administrative matters.
The European Commission launched a public consultation on the EU’s implementation of the Aarhus Convention in the area of access to justice.
The Court of Justice of the EU confirmed that national bodies that apply EU law in the exercise of their powers must be able to disapply conflicting provisions of national law.