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Welcome to the Aarhus Clearinghouse for Environmental Democracy.
This web portal showcases information on laws and practices relevant to the public's right to:
• access environmental information
• participate in environmental decision-making, and
• achieve justice on environmental matters

The Aarhus Clearinghouse provides information relevant to the implementation of Principle 10 of the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development at the global and regional level, as well as national levels all over the world. It also facilitates the collection, dissemination and exchange of information related to the UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (in short: Aarhus Convention).


Scotland’s top prosecutor has thrown his weight behind the creation of a specialist environmental court. The Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC said the measure would send a “huge and powerful message…
(Original article in Russian.) Discussion of the draft law "On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts" on 5 December at the round table "Development of mechanisms for the implementation…
David Hart QC looks at why domestic Aarhus rules are not wide enough to comply with the Convention. Back to Aarhus and the constant problem we have in the UK making sure that the cost of planning and…