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ClientEarth Communications

16th January 2019

Access to Justice for a Greener Europe

ClientEarth organises a seminar on Access to Justice for the Polish Ombudsman’s lawyers

The first seminar of the year on Access to justice will be held on January 29th in Poland, as part of the ATOJ-EARL and IVF projects. ClientEarth is organising this seminar for the lawyers working at the Ombudsman’s Office in Warsaw.

In the morning, dr Jerzy Jendrośka, an eminent Aarhus Compliance Committee’s member who drafted Aarhus related legislation in Poland, will give a presentation of the Aarhus Convention. His intervention will be followed by an overview of the recent case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

The afternoon session will focus on the barriers of access to justice in the Visegrad Group (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia) and a lecture on the relevant Polish legal provisions on the access to justice in environmental matters.

The event will take place on 29 January 2019, 9:00-15:00, in the Ombudsman Office’s conference room.

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.