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ClientEarth Communications

17th May 2018

Access to Justice update from ClientEarth and Justice & Environment – April 2018


Let the digital quest for justice for all leave no one behind

The rallying cry of “justice for all” is synonymous with human rights and civil movements throughout history, and even a 1988 album title for heavy metal band Metallica.
The push for universal justice is just as important online, especially as so much of our legal work occurs digitally. We’re currently witnessing the pros and cons of this digital revolution firsthand...
Read the full editorial by Csaba Kiss, environmental attorney at the Environmental Management and Law Association, Justice and Environment 

Our Analysis

Public consultation open on access to justice at EU institutional level

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the way to bring the EU into compliance with the access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention. Read the full analysis by Anaïs Berthier.

New EU directive proposal on collective redress for consumers lacks environmental dimension

The European Commission has published a proposal for a new directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers. Read the full analysis by Anne Friel

Follow-up to Dieselgate: Individuals’ actions for damages before the EU General Court dismissed

The Court of Justice of the EU dismissed a case brought by individuals seeking compensations for harm caused by air pollution. Read the full analysis by Anaïs Berthier

Our events

Spain discusses issues on access to justice during first national workshop

On 25 April, the Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Medio Ambiente (IIDMA) hosted the launch event of the Access to Justice project in Spain. 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.

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