Access to Justice update from ClientEarth and Justice & Environment

Our Analysis

States fail to remedy access to justice failures

The Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee has recently published its first set of “Progress Reviews”. These analyse to what extent Parties found to have breached the Convention have remedied those failures. The results are bleak… Read the full analysis by Sebastian Bechtel.

Spanish Supreme Court rules that ENGOs receiving legal aid do not have to pay court costs

In March 2019, the Spanish Supreme Court ruled in an unprecedented order that court costs should not be a barrier to access to justice for environmental NGOs. Read the full analysis by Alba Iranzo.

Ruling on glyphosate renewal: the General Court divided over public authorities’ right of standing

The General Court of the EU rejected a case brought by the Brussels region to challenge the Commission’s regulation renewing the authorisation of glyphosate. Read the full analysis by Anaïs Berthier.

Poland and Bulgaria deny access to justice to citizens and NGOs fighting dirty air

In Poland and Bulgaria, citizens and NGOs concerned about air pollution have hit a brick wall before even seeing the court room… Read the full analysis by Sebastian Bechtel.

Our Resources

Legal guide on Access to justice in European law

ClientEarth lawyers have launched a guide to assist legal professionals and organisations in Europe take legal action to protect the environment. Download it here.

Lawyer database

ClientEarth and Justice & Environment have gathered details of legal experts across Europe to improve access to justice in environmental matters for all. Click here for more information

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