The Non-Compliance Procedure of the Aarhus Convention: Between Environmental and Human Rights Control Mechanisms (C. Pitea)

Author Cesare Pitea Keywords public participation, decision-making, access to justice, access to information, the Aarhus Convention, international environmental law Abstract When the Parties to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (“the Aarhus Convention” or “the Convention”), at their  first meeting in Lucca (Italy) […]

Human Rights and the Environment – Background Paper for the 13th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights (BW Boer and A Boyle)

Authors Ben W Boer and Alan Boyle Keywords Background paper, human rights and environment, interaction, crosscutting issues, sustainable development, access to information, participatory rights, actors, institutions, governance and climate change, Europe, Asia Abstract This Background Paper was prepared for the Asia-Europe Foundation‘s 13th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights which took place in October 2013 […]

Access to environmental information in Ireland: implementation challenges (A. Ryall)

Author Aine Ryall Keywords Access to information, EU law, Environmental information, Implementation, Ireland, Legal professional privilege, Public authorities Abstract Examines the implementation of Directive 2003/4 in Ireland under the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 as a case study of the challenges it poses. Considers the scope of the discretion it affords to […]

Access to environmental information (V. Edwards)

Author Vanessa Edwards Keywords Environment, Administrative law, Agriculture, European Union,  Access to information, EU law, Environmental information, Plant protection products, Trade secrets Abstract Reports on the European Court of Justice ruling in Stichting Natuur en Milieu v College voor de Toelating van Gewasbeschermingsmiddelen en Biociden (formerly College voor de Toelating van Bestrijdingsmiddelen) (C-266/09) on whether Directive 2003/4 […]

Environmental Protection and Human Rights (Donald K Anton and Dinah L Shelton)

Author(s) Donald K Anton and Dinah Shelton Keywords Environmental protection, human rights, formalisation into law, procedures, techniques, case law, right to life, right to public participation, access to information, right to health, human right to a clean environment Abstract With unique scholarly analysis and practical discussion, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the relationship […]