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ClientEarth Communications

27th January 2020

Access to justice update from ClientEarth and Justice&Environment December 2019

Our analysis

Access to justice references in the Green New Deal
On 11th December, the European Commission adopted a communication which sets out the new European Green Deal promised by Mrs Von Der Leyen.
Analysis by Anaïs Berthier

Court of Justice upholds public notice requirements
On 7 November 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union clarified the obligations of Member State authorities to notify local residents and NGOs of participation procedures and permitting decisions on major infrastructure projects.
Analysis by Sebastian Bechtel

Court of Justice comes down hard on failures to assess the environmental impact of projects
This judgment clarifies Member States’ obligations when a project has been permitted and work has commenced without prior environmental impact assessment (EIA).
Analysis by Anne Friel

Our events

Webinar 4: step by step practical guide to requesting environmental information from EU bodies and challenging refusals
This webinar will provide you with a step by step approach to requesting environmental information from EU bodies and challenging refusals. It will be held on 16 January 2020 at 12.30 pm CET.
Sign up here

Last training on "access to justice for a greener Europe" at the Warsaw bar association in Poland
The last of eight trainings under the “Access to justice for a greener Europe” project took place on 7 November 2019 at the Warsaw Bar Association.
Read our report

Séminaire Accès à la justice dans le contexte de la qualité de l'air, Paris, 31 janvier 2020
Inscrivez-vous à notre séminaire qui aura lieu à la Maison du barreau à Paris, le 31 janvier 2020
Find out more →

Our resources

More than 100 lawyers for the environment in our database!
To help citizens and NGOs go to court to protect the environment, we have gathered contact details of more than 100 environmental lawyers from various European countries.
Have a look at our database

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.

Anais Berthier, Senior Lawyer and Project Lead
Diane Vandesmet, Events and Communications Officer

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