The EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union speech today revealed a worrying discrepancy when it came to the environment.
This body of case law presents the cases issued by the Polish courts in the area of nature protection, in which the collected evidence allowed punishing for environmental crimes and offences.
Advocate General: Access to justice for the “public concerned” is not dependent on the exercise of public participation rights
Advocate General Bobek has advised the Court to confirm that the Aarhus Convention, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive and the Industrial Emissions Directive guarantee access to justice for the public concerned by a proposed activity, even if they did not take part in the preceding public participation procedure.
Businesses from the Sustainable Seafood Coalition are calling on Environment Secretary George Eustice to make vital changes to the Fisheries Bill and seize a pivotal opportunity to develop world-leading sustainable fisheries management.
A major win for the civil society of Hungary: EU Court rules that NGO Transparency Law is contrary to EU Treaties
The Hungarian Transparency Law imposing several obligations on NGOs receiving funding from third countries has been judged contrary to the EU Treaties by the EU Court.
“Working at ClientEarth allows me to practise as a lawyer and fight for a cause I believe in at the same time. Ensuring the correct implementation of the Aarhus Convention not only leads to a better protection of the environment and public health but also brings democracy in providing the public with rights that make them part of the decision-making process and in turn make our decision-makers accountable. Aarhus is about enabling the people to make the future their own.”
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- Legal briefing on the Commission’s draft proposal for the Energy Charter Treaty modernization
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- Background paper analysing the Study and Report submitted by the Commission to the Council in relation to Council Decision (EU) 2018/881
- Case law on Access to justice rights
- ClientEarth answer to the public consultation on Access to Justice