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ClientEarth Communications

8th June 2018

Access to justice update from ClientEarth and Justice and Environment


Roman anniversary of the Aarhus Convention

The process leading up to the signing of the Aarhus Convention is already history. This historical moment was recently reenacted when people who are also part of history met in Rome, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the treaty that is officially called the UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters...

Read the full editorial by Csaba Kiss, environmental attorney at the Environmental Management and Law Association, Justice and Environment

Our Analysis

Hearing in Luxembourg: Cities challenge Commission’s weakening of emission limits

On 17 May 2018, Paris, Brussels and Madrid presented their oral pleadings at the EU General Court in Luxembourg in their challenge of Commission Regulation 2016/646 regarding emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles. Read the full analysis by Sebastian Bechtel

CJEU decides that letter from ECHA to the French government is a legal act capable of judicial review

The General Court has annulled a decision which took the form of a letter from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) addressed to the French Ministry of Ecology regarding Esso Raffinage’s (Esso) non-compliance with the EU chemicals regulation (REACH) registration obligations. Read the full analysis by Anne Friel

Our Events

Germany discusses Access to Justice in first project workshop led by UfU e.V.

On 29 May 2018 the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU) e.V. held a workshop entitled “Sufficient Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Germany?“ Read the report.

These events are part of the ATOJ-EARL project to raise awareness about access to justice in Europe

The Project

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.
The goal of this ATOJ-EARL project is to achieve "Access to justice for a greener Europe". It strives to enhance access to justice in environmental matters by providing information, training and support for the judiciary, public authorities and lawyers of eight European member states.For more information, visit our website.

ClientEarth and Justice and Environment are implementing this project with the financial support of the European Commission's LIFE instrument.