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) […]

Commentary on Article 37 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights – Environmental Protection (M. Marin-Duran and E. Morgera)

Author(s) Gracia Marin-Duran and Elisa Morgera Keywords EU Charter, environmental integration, environmental rights, access to justice, international environmental law Abstract This paper analyzes Article 37 (Environmental Protection) of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights from the viewpoints of EU law and international environmental law. It explores the reasons for the lack of any individually justifiable […]

Procedural Rights as a Crucial Tool to Combat Climate Change (S. Kravchenko)

Author(s) Svitlana Kravchenko Keywords human rights, procedural rights, combating climate change, freedom of expression, right to access information, right to participate in decision-making, access to justice, transparency, indigenous people, jurisprudence, human rights treaties, multilateral environmental agreements, civil society participation Abstract This Article will discuss how a subset of human rights – procedural rights – can […]

Enforcing EUCHR Principles and Fundamental Rights in Environmental Cases (N.M. De Sadeleer)

Author Nicolas Michel De Sadeleer Keywords right to a clean environment, right to health, European Union Charter of Human Rights (EUCHR), EU environmental law, private enforcement of environmental law, access to justice, European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), right to private and family life and the home Abstract So far, EU treaty law does not […]

Environmental Rights in the EC Legal Order (P. Eleftheriadis)

Author(s) Pavlos Eleftheriadis Keywords environmental rights, European Union, European Commission legal order, rights of environmental activists, Aarhus Convention, uniformity, access to justice Abstract This article attempts to offer a general framework for the protection of environmental rights in the European Union’s legal order. The article discusses the Aarhus Convention, which follows the international trend for […]