Find out more about Austria latest access to justice developments, IIDMA’s appeal to the Spanish constitutional court and Via Iuris analysis on a Slovak regional court decision to stop a gold mining enterprise.
Members of the European Parliament have voted today to weaken a proposal from the Commission on EU collective redress, undermining the possibility for European citizens to defend themselves against illegal actions by companies, lawyers say.
In Hungary, a meeting was organised by the Ombudsman and EMLA to celebrate the Aarhus Convention and start the series of trainings on access to justice.
In October 2018, a Slovak regional court ruled that a mining company did not qualify for a permit to mine gold, putting a temporary end to a project that raised serious environmental concerns.
Austria takes first steps towards implementing the provisions of the Aarhus Convention on access to justice, but concedes limited rights for environmental organisations.
“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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- FCA Complaint – Lancashire Holdings limited
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- EUTR news from March to May 2018 in French (Actualités du RBUE – mars à mai 2018)
- ClientEarth submission to the consultation on a new Dutch model bilateral investment agreement
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