A new UN report has attacked the UK’s record on court access for people bringing environmental cases, confirming that the UK is breaching its responsibility under international law the Aarhus Convention.
The UK government faced conservation and environmental groups in the High Court yesterday, after they challenged new rules that make it harder for people and charities to bring legal cases to protect the environment.
The EU Council of Ministers has dismissed a proposal by the Commission to reject a UN committee’s finding that it is breaching international law.
The UK government introduced the Repeal Bill to parliament yesterday, but the Bill fails to guarantee the same levels of environmental protection once we leave the EU.
ClientEarth has become one of the first foreign NGOs to receive an official registration in China, demonstrating the contribution it is making to environmental protection there.
“Working at ClientEarth allows me to practise as a lawyer and fight for a cause I believe in at the same time. Ensuring the correct implementation of the Aarhus Convention not only leads to a better protection of the environment and public health but also brings democracy in providing the public with rights that make them part of the decision-making process and in turn make our decision-makers accountable. Aarhus is about enabling the people to make the future their own.”
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