Environmental Democracy archive
This review covers information about how European institutions, member states and others are applying laws and regulations on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters.
Court of Justice confirms NGO public participation and access to justice rights in the context of the Habitats Directive
Environmentalists working to protect brown bears in Slovakia have been granted the right to defend the animals’ habitats in courts – an important development for environmental groups across the EU,
Court of Justice includes studies on pesticides and biocides as “information on emissions into the environment”, broadening interpretation in landmark judgments
Nearly all studies on the effect of a pesticide the environment are assessments of “emissions” according to two groundbreaking new Court of Justice decisions. Analysis from Ludwig Kramer.
EU Ombudsman confirms Commission’s practice of refusing “interested parties” access to State aid files
It is acceptable for the European Commission to withhold information on State aid decisions from ‘interested parties’ Anne Friel comments.
Draft findings of Compliance Committee – EU in violation of access to justice provisions of Aarhus Convention
This document explains the decision of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, in which it said that the EU was in violation of the Convention for not providing access to the Court of Justice of the EU to members of the public.
The European Commission continues to block court access in environmental cases, answering a UN committee rebuke with tired arguments that have already been dismissed.
Since 2015, nearly 100 environmental lawsuits have been filed by NGOs and public prosecutors as public interest law has gained a stronger grounding in China.
This issue of the European Environemtnal Law Observatory Newsletter covers materials published between July and September 2016.
This issue of the European Environemtnal Law Observatory Newsletter covers materials published between January and July 2016.
ClientEarth has launched legal proceedings against the European Commission for keeping secret official analysis of whether controversial investor rules in international trade agreements are legal.
Rules protecting EU citizens’ access to information must be strengthened and better implemented if we are to protect our health and environment, ClientEarth told a recent EU transparency hearing.
A UN committee has found that the EU is breaching the Aarhus Convention on access to justice after ClientEarth brought a case against the EU for stopping citizens taking environmental cases to the EU Court.
The new Trade Secrets Directive is almost law. It shows the EU is increasingly pursuing economic growth and competitiveness at the expense of democracy.
This issue covers materials published between September 1, 2015 to November, 2015.
As negotiations for the Trade Secrets Directive continue, campaigners call on officials to protect the public.
The Court of Justice of the EU ruled that people have the right to know if their government is breaking environmental laws.
This issue covers materials published between 1 September 2015 to November 2015.
This issue covers materials published between July 1 and September 2015.
This issue covers materials published between 15 March 2015 to 1 May 2015.
This issue covers materials published between May 1 and July 1, 2015.
This issue covers materials published between January 13, 2015 and March 15, 2015.
We believe European citizens have the right to know whether or not Member States comply with EU environmental law.
This issue covers materials appearing between 25 October to 25 December 2014.
This issue covers materials appearing between 25 August to 25 October 2014.