Access to justice for a greener Europe archive
Find more about the EU Council’s decision on Aarhus, Hungarian ruling on access to justice and EU Ombudsman’s decision on State aid matters…
Hungarian court rules that no one can be deprived of their right to a legal remedy if they had no reasonable way to know about an administrative act.
In a disappointing decision, the EU Ombudsman has confirmed the EU Commission’s interpretation of the State aid rules that only competitors can have the status of “an interested party”.
Council of the EU asks the Commission to comply with access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention
The European Council has requested the Commission to submit a study on the Union’s options to explore ways and means to comply with the Aarhus Convention.
Parties, NGOs, academics, and many diverse stakeholders all came together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Aarhus Convention.
ClientEarth applauds rebellion against European Council’s shocking lack of access to justice ambition
ClientEarth lawyers are backing the rebellion of several member states that are calling for greater EU ambition on access to justice in environmental matters.
The welcome push for the European Commission to obey a vital international environmental treaty could be unacceptably delayed due to the unambitious deadline set by the Council.
Find more about the anniversary celebrations of the Aarhus Convention, European cities going to Court against the Commission, CJEU decision on a letter from ECHA to France…
On 29 May 2018 the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU) e.V. held a workshop entitled “Sufficient Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Germany?“
On 17 May 2018, Paris, Brussels and Madrid presented their oral pleadings at the EU General Court in Luxembourg in their challenge of Commission Regulation 2016/646 regarding emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles.
CJEU decides that letter from ECHA to the French government is a legal act capable of judicial review
The General Court has annulled a decision regarding Esso Raffinage’s non-compliance with the EU chemicals regulation registration obligations.
The process leading up to the signing of the Aarhus Convention is already history. This historical moment was recently reenacted when people who are also part of history met in Rome, celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Editorial : The push for universal justice is just as important online, especially as so much of the legal work occurs digitally. We’re currently witnessing the pros and cons of this digital revolution firsthand…
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.
The European Commission has published a proposal for a new directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers.
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.
The Court of Justice of the EU dismissed a case brought by individuals seeking compensations for harm caused by air pollution.
On 25 April, the Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Medio Ambiente (IIDMA) hosted the launch event of the Access to Justice project in Spain.
EDITORIAL : Two recent decisions from national courts in air quality matters in the UK and Germany provide a bright example of why having access to justice is crucial.
Via Iuris is going to challenge regional Court’s decision denying citizens legal standing to challenge construction works close to protected areas.
The CJEU recently adopted a disappointing interpretation of the rule that judicial procedures should not be prohibitively expensive in Article 11(4) EIA Directive.
CJEU rules against the Commission: the health impacts of GMOs can be challenged under the Aarhus Regulation
In a ground-breaking judgement, the Court of Justice of the EU ruled that the health impacts of GMOs could be challenged under the Aarhus Regulation.
Two recent decisions from national courts in air quality matters in the UK and Germany provide a bright example of why having access to justice is crucial.
On 3April 2018 ClientEarth held a workshop in Paris on access to justice in environmental matters.