In a groundbreaking judgement, the European Court of Justice revoked the authorisation of lead chromate in paint and deemed it illegal.
We have supported our partners Greenpeace Romania to launch a legal challenge to force authorities to consider the huge negative environmental impacts of Romania’s notorious coal polluter Rovinari.
Find out more about recent case-law, events and resources on access to justice in environmental matters.
EU Advocate General supports islanders’ plea for justice – If you could not have known, it does not count
The Advocate General Kokott gave its opinion concerning the obligations of Member State authorities to notify local residents and NGOs of participation procedures and permitting decisions on major infrastructure projects.
On 8 May 2019, the General Court rejected as inadmissible what has become known as “The People’s Climate Case.”
As part of the access to justice for a greener Europe project, Via Iuris organised two seminars for judges in Slovakia.
The Greek government wants to introduce a costly new subsidy scheme that would give money to ageing coal plants, favouring them over cleaner energy sources.
Our partner Comptoir Juridique Junior (CJJ) is seeking a new Community Outreach Consultant to work on a joint project with ClientEarth in Republic of Congo.
Following widespread criticism in recent years, reforms of the controversial arbitration mechanism are underway at international level.
ACCC/C/2014/104 (Netherlands) : findings on a communication related to the timely extension of operation of Borssele nuclear power plant in the Netherlands.
The CJEU published the Opinion of AG Kokott concerning a preliminary reference from the Belgian Constitutional Court about a life-time extension of two nuclear power plant reactors without prior environmental impact assessment.
The European Ombudsman has officially announced the start of an inquiry following our complaint against the EU Council’s lack of transparency over fishing quotas.
In a groundbreaking climate change case announced today, lawyers with ClientEarth are acting on behalf of a group of indigenous Australians from the Torres Strait region.
We have written to the European Commission arguing that there is no proven need for the UK’s Capacity Market – and that as designed, it favours coal and gas power plants over cleaner technologies.
We have warned EU rules on harmful chemicals in the food chain are too weak and leave the public open to unacceptable risks.
New Aarhus findings: ACCC/C/2014/100 (UK) – Committee explains public participation requirements for plans/programmes
Last week, the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee has published its findings on communication ACCC/C/2014/100 (United Kingdom) concerning the controversial “High Speed 2” rail project from London to the West Midlands, Manchester and Leeds.
In a disappointing judgment, the Court of Justice of the EU has recently ruled that the investment court system in the Canadian EU trade agreement is compatible with EU law.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its net zero report, laying out a bold vision for the UK to maintain global leadership in the fight against climate change. To stay true to this ambition, the UK government must not carry forward surplus emissions this month from previous carbon budgets.
We have teamed up with Greenpeace Germany to launch a draft law which would provide a blueprint for Germany to phase out coal.
Find out more about recent case-law, reports from the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee and our project resources.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from March 2018 to March 2019.
In Poland and Bulgaria, citizens and NGOs concerned about air pollution have been denied standing to bring a legal challenge.
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.
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.