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Access to Justice for a Greener Europe | 17th October 2019

Webinar : “Challenging activities that harm the environment : article 9.2 of the Aarhus Convention”
Access to Justice for a Greener Europe

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Webinar : “Challenging activities that harm the environment : article 9.2 of the Aarhus Convention”

Presentation 1: The right to go to court  – Anne Friel
The concept & idea of the right to challenge activities preceded by public participation2. Article 9.2 of the Aarhus Convention3. Implementation in EU law – 6(1)(a)4. Case law extension based on Article 6(1)(b)5. Resulting obligation to interpret consistently & set aside standing rules

Presentation 2: Rights when in court  – Sebastian Bechtel
Article 9(4) & 9(5), Article 47 of the Charter, principle of effectiveness2. Scope of review3. Standard of review4. Injunctive relief5. Remedies6. Costs

Presentation 3: Practice example: Halting coal mine expansion at Hambach forest – [RA] Dirk Teßmer
Situation and legal background of the lignite-mining site and the forest of Hambach2. Legal approaches by the BUND (Friends of the Earth) since 1996 and restrictions on access to adjudication3. Factual and legal background of the pending cases

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