The Compliance Committee has confirmed that the EU is breaching the access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention by preventing individuals and NGOs bringing cases in EU courts.
The European Union is breaching the law by stopping individuals and campaign groups taking environmental cases to court.
NGOs cannot challenge decisions of EU institutions before the EU courts, the General Court has ruled.
The European Investment Bank is being investigated for maladministration, after the European Ombudsman sent a formal letter opening the case this week following a complaint by ClientEarth, CEE Bankwatch Network and Counter Balance.
New rules coming into force today will make it virtually impossible to bring a public interest case to protect the environment, so ClientEarth, Friends of the Earth and the RSPB have started legal proceedings against the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.
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