We are concerned that the report does not give a full and accurate account of the current state of the UK’s implementation of the Aarhus Convention because it fails to address several aspects of the current system which continue to breach Article 9.
Further, it inexplicably fails to mention the Government’s most recent proposals to reform judicial review. If adopted, these proposals would increase the costs risk borne by claimants in environmental cases, apply more restrictive rules on standing and undermine the procedural rights guaranteed by the Aarhus Convention.
|Published||October 25, 2013|
|Found in||Environmental DemocracyRule of law|