Access to justice for a greener Europe archive

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    Access to justice update from ClientEarth and Justice and Environment

    Find out more about the People’s climate case, a new project and a citizen’s guide on access to justice

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    A project to assess environmental governance in European countries

    On 26 and 27 September, ClientEarth attended the second workshop on EU project, Development of an Assessment Framework on Environmental Governance in EU Member States.

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    Commission publishes Citizen’s guide to access to justice in environmental matters

    The European Commission has just published a guide to help citizens understand Access to Justice in environmental matters.

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    People’s climate case highlights lack of access to the EU courts

    Thirty-six individuals and one youth organisation have filed an application for annulment with the EU’s General Court claiming that EU legislation on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is unlawful because it fails to prevent climate change.

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    Improving Access to Justice – Focus on Central Europe

    Justice and Environment and ClientEarth are pleased to announce the launch of a project to further improve access to justice in Central Europe.

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    Access to justice update from ClientEarth and Justice and Environment

    Find more about what the Escazú Agreement, Poland’s breaching of EU nature’s laws and NGOs being denied access to justice…

  • Poland’s breach of nature laws shows importance of access to justice for environment

    Last month, the European Commission initiated infringement proceedings against the Polish government for breaching nature protection laws.

  • NGOs denied access to Court in Polish air quality case

    The Supreme Administrative Court of Poland ruled that NGOs do not have legal standing in cases relating to the penalties that may be imposed on local authorities for exceeding deadlines for the adoption of Air Quality Programs.

  • What can the Aarhus region learn from the Escazú Agreement?

    At the end of September, the “Latin American Aarhus Convention” will open for signature.

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    Access to justice update from ClientEarth and Justice and Environment

    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 lack of information cannot be an obstacle to access to justice

    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.

  • EU Ombudsman’s decision reinforces lack of access to justice in State aid matters

    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.

  • 20 years since the adoption of 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.

  • EU delays compliance with international environment treaty

    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.

  • Access to justice update from ClientEarth and Justice and Environment

    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…

  • Germany discusses Access to Justice in first project workshop led by UfU e.V.

    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?“

  • Hearing in Luxembourg: Cities challenge Commission’s weakening of emission limits

    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.

  • Roman anniversary of the Aarhus Convention

    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.

  • Access to Justice update from ClientEarth and Justice & Environment – April 2018

    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…

  • Let the digital quest for justice for all leave no one behind

    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.

  • New EU directive proposal on collective redress for consumers lacks environmental dimension

    The European Commission has published a proposal for a new directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers.