Access to justice for a greener Europe archive

  • Hungary organises 3rd training on access to justice

    The event held on the 1st of October was hosted by the Pest County Government Office, the administrative agency that includes the second instance environmental authority in Hungary.

  • The CJEU issued two landmark judgments on the Polish judicial system

    In November 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union issued two landmark judgments concerning the independence of the judiciary in Poland.

  • Environmental activists access EU court by breaking the law

    The case concerned a preliminary reference from the criminal court of Foix, France, regarding the validity of the EU Pesticides Regulation

  • Court of Justice confirms standing of individuals to challenge Nitrate Action Programmes

    The European Court of Justice confirmed that directly concerned individuals have the right to challenge inadequate Nitrate Action Programmes in their national courts

  • Greek Council of State establishes new test for NGO standing in transboundary cases

    On 13 September 2019, the Greek Council of State rendered judgement in a case brought by NGOs against the renewal of the permit of coal-fired power plants Megalapoli A and B.

  • EU Commission lays out options for the EU to comply with the Aarhus Convention : light at the end of the tunnel?

    Last October, the Commission submitted its study to the Council, which has been carried out by consultants, as well as a Commission report on the matter.

  • Webinar 3: Access to environmental information – How to tackle contentious exceptions

    The webinar “Access to environmental information – how to tackle contentious exceptions” will be held on December 5th 2019, from 12:30-1:45GMT+1.

  • Discussion on the Polish bill of the so-called coal mining special act

    The aim of the meeting was to analyse whether the changes proposed in the draft amendments to the Geological and Mining Law complied with Polish, EU and international law.

  • ClientEarth Poland trains NGOs on Access to justice

    ClientEarth held its sixth training on Access to justice at the European Commission Representation in Poland

  • Access to justice update from ClientEarth and Justice & Environment

    Read our latest analysis, updates and events on access to justice in Europe.

  • EU internal review mechanism: CJEU confirms broad principles on scope and standard of review

    The CJEU has confirmed the broad principles defined by the General Court on the scope and standard of its review in the context of the internal review procedure.

  • Nord Stream 2 and Access to justice in Sweden and Finland

    ClientEarth has seen the conclusion of two domestic proceedings with important implications for access to justice in environmental matters in Sweden and Finland.

  • Access to justice in environmental matters in Poland: what’s next?

    EU law also requires that the public and environmental NGOs have access to courts to challenge forest management plans. This was not the case in Poland.

  • Poland organises 5th training on Access to justice

    Employees of the Local Government Appeal Boards and Maritime Office took part in the fifth training organised within the framework of the “Access to justice for a Greener Europe” project. It took place on 17 September in Szczecin.

  • Webinar : “Challenging activities that harm the environment : article 9.2 of the Aarhus Convention”

    Our webinar “Challenging activities that harm the environment : article 9.2 of the Aarhus Convention ” is now available online!

  • Access to Justice update from ClientEarth and Justice & Environment

    Read about our latest analysis, project updates, and other tools available for you.

  • Court of Justice of the EU backs Brussels citizens’ right to clean air

    On 26 June 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that citizens can challenge the lack of adequate air quality plans.

  • Internal review procedure: the General Court places further restrictions on access to justice

    In an appeal against a Commission internal review decision, the General Court has set restrictive criteria regarding the arguments that can be raised before it to challenge the act subject to internal review.

  • The Hungarian Government retreated in a landmark issue

    The new law, which follows a dangerous trend of undermining the independence of judges also seen in Poland, has been postponed “for an indefinite time”.

  • Access to justice seminars in Germany, Spain and Belgium – June 2019

    Seminars on access to justice were given in Berlin, Madrid and Brussels as part of the A2J EARL project.

  • Webinar : Challenging non-disclosure of environmental information in Europe

    The webinar “Challenging non-disclosure of environmental information” was held on September 26 2019 from 12.30 to- 1:30 pm GMT+1.

  • Commissioner for Human Rights states environmental degradation is a violation of human rights

    On 4 June 2019 Dunja Mijatović, the Commissioner for Human Rights, released a comment on the connection between human rights and the environment.

  • Interactive platform on Access to Justice

    As part of the Life Access to Justice for a Greener Europe project, we have developed an interactive platform on Access to Justice for public interest lawyers and civil servants in Estonia, Hungary and Poland.

  • Country toolkits on Access to justice

    We have launched a series of legal toolkits to assist legal professionals and organisations in eight European countries take legal action to protect the environment.