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4th May 2020
Institutional law Justice & Litigation

Analysis: “Reaffirming the Importance of the Interest in Bringing Proceedings in Access to Documents Cases: Igpour v Commission” by Araceli Turmo

A recent judgment of the Court of Justice provides an interesting clarification of an aspect of the 2018 ruling in the ClientEarth Case (C-57/16-P) that was not at the heart of the access to documents debate, yet was highly significant for similar claims in the future. In ruling that the NGO had retained an interest in bringing proceedings for the annulment of the decisions refusing to grant it access to documents related to a legislative initiative, even after it had obtained them, the Court seemed to create a new possibility for pressuring EU institutions to be more transparent. Allowing organisations such as ClientEarth to pursue the path of litigation even after the specific documents at issue have been made accessible could enable t

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