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22 Apr 2015
Italy: Under the Aarhus Convention, the individual citizen can challenge decisions
The individual citizen must be able to challenge the administrative decision not to make an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of a project. This was stated by the European Court of Justice in relation to the question raised by the Austrian court; an application submitted in a dispute between an individual citizen, on the one hand, and the Unabhängiger Verwaltungssenat für Kärnten (UVK), EMA Beratungs-und Handels GmbH (EMA) and the Bundesminister für Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend ( Minister of Economy, Family and Youth), on the other hand, regarding a decision to authorize the construction and operation of a shopping center on land adjacent to a fund owned by the lady.

21 Apr 2015
Austria: Opponents of a route construction project at the EU Committee on Petitions in Brussels
Opponents of the proposed bypass Mattighofen-Munderfing could audition in Brussels at the European Parliament Committee on Petitions. The importance of the petition was especially emphasized by the fact that she was being treated in a so-called accelerated procedure, as Paul Stefan officially recognized by the environmental organization "Habitat Mattigtal", which put forward his case in Brussels.

16 Apr 2015
Kazakhstan: OSCE co-organizes discussion in Astana on public participation in environmental decision making
An OSCE-supported roundtable discussion on public participation in the decision-making process on environmental matters took place today in Ust-Kamenogorsk, East Kazakhstan Region. Some 40 representatives of the regional administration, private and civil sectors, academia and expert communities participated in the event.

14 Apr 2015
France. Central thermique E.ON de Gardanne: l’enquête publique remise en cause
Le Parc naturel régional du Luberon impliqué dans le recours contre l’arrêté autorisant l’exploitation de la centrale E.O.N. de Gardanne.

14 Apr 2015
Ireland: Kilkenny bridges dispute settled in High Court
A dispute related to works on two new bridges in Kilkenny city that are part of its Central Access Scheme has been settled in the High Court, on terms that include agreement that their construction breached no planning laws or regulations.

9 Apr 2015
Belarus plans to raise the level of public participation in decision-making regarding important for the environment
House of Representatives passed the first reading amendments regarding some laws on environmental protection and public participation in decision-making in environmental matters, BelTA has learned.

8 Apr 2015
UN expert calls for stronger measures to protect people living in toxic environments in Kazakhstan
United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous substances and wastes, Baskut Tuncak, today called on the Government of Kazakhstan to step up efforts in protecting those who live in environmentally high-risk areas.

7 Apr 2015
Kazakhstan: A. Rahmetulin of Kazakhstan Supreme court had a meeting with UN Special Rapporteur Baskut Tungak
Today in Astana in the building of the Supreme Court the chairman of the supervisory judicial board on criminal cases of the Supreme Court A.Rahmetulin met with the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on the adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights B.Tungak .

3 Apr 2015
Scotland: Advocates back Scottish environment court proposal
A Group of Scotland’s top lawyers is backing calls for a specialist environmental court in Scotland to decide cases such as disputes over wind farms and fracking operations.

3 Apr 2015
Armenia: Opponents of exploitation of Amulsar mine went to court
Villagers Gndevaz filed a lawsuit against the decision of the Armenian authorities to mine gold at Amulsar deposit.

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