Access to justice for a greener Europe archive

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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.

  • Public consultation open on access to justice at EU institutional level

    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.

  • Follow-up to Dieselgate: Individuals’ actions for damages before the EU General Court dismissed

    The Court of Justice of the EU dismissed a case brought by individuals seeking compensations for harm caused by air pollution.

  • Spain discusses issues on access to justice during first national workshop

    On 25 April, the Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Medio Ambiente (IIDMA) hosted the launch event of the Access to Justice project in Spain.

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

    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.

  • Slovak Regional Court ignores CJEU case law to deny access to justice

    Via Iuris is going to challenge regional Court’s decision denying citizens legal standing to challenge construction works close to protected areas.

  • CJEU decision on justice costs could threaten access to justice

    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.

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    The importance of having access to justice to protect the environment and our health

    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.

  • ClientEarth gathers legal experts in France to identify priorities on access to justice

    On 3April 2018 ClientEarth held a workshop in Paris on access to justice in environmental matters.