Access to justice for a greener Europe archive
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.
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.
On 12 July 2018, the State Supreme Court of Spain rejected a case filed by the Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Medio Ambiente (IIDMA) in 2017 against the Spanish Transitional National Plan (TNP) for large combustion plants.
Find out more about the battle for collective redress, our analysis on the recent case law and our upcoming events!
Two major events on Access to justice will be held before the end of the year in Hungary and France, as part of the ATOJ-EARL project.
ClientEarth has taken legal action against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline extension, a project to build and operate a new twin pipeline from Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany.
The Court of Justice of the EU has ruled that the Commission was right to reject a request for internal review from the NGO Mellifera regarding the authorisation of glyphosate.
The European Parliament and Council are currently debating the fate of a directive proposal which would permit victims of corporate harm to bring a collective challenge to the courts.
On 9 October, the Hague Court of Appeal confirmed the District Court’s conclusion that the Netherlands must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25% before 2020 to meet its obligations under national law.
For the first time in infringement proceedings, the CJEU has ruled that a national court, the French Conseil d’Etat, breached EU law for not making a preliminary reference regarding the interpretation of EU law in accordance with Article 267 TFEU.
The Court of Justice of the EU has held that, in judicial procedures based on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive, national courts must interpret procedural law consistently with the requirement that proceedings must not be prohibitively expensive.
Find out more about the People’s climate case, a new project and a citizen’s guide on access to justice
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.
The European Commission has just published a guide to help citizens understand Access to Justice in environmental matters.
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.
Justice and Environment and ClientEarth are pleased to announce the launch of a project to further improve access to justice in Central Europe.
Find more about what the Escazú Agreement, Poland’s breaching of EU nature’s laws and NGOs being denied access to justice…
Last month, the European Commission initiated infringement proceedings against the Polish government for breaching nature protection laws.
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.
At the end of September, the “Latin American Aarhus Convention” will open for signature.
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.