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26th February 2021
Consumer, Health & Environment Justice & Litigation

Analysis: “A step in the direction of broadening access to environmental justice: ClientEarth v EIB” by Rui Tavares Lanceiro

In its recent judgment in the case ClientEarth v EIB (T-9/19), the General Court, sitting in an extended composition, seems to have taken a step in broadening access to environmental justice for non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The case deals with the interpretation of the Aarhus Regulation 1367/2006, which is the legislative act put in place to ensure the application of the Aarhus Convention to the institutions and bodies of the EU. This is one of the most ambitious environmental international treaties, dealing with access to information, public participation in decision-making, and access to justice in environmental matters. However, the EU has struggled with accusations of non-compliance of its obligations in the area of access

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