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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).


Several NGO's have complained to the European Ombudsman regarding TTIP secrecy. They argue the European Commission ignores transparency obligations under the Aarhus Convention, which grants the…
Le scandale du Mediator a remis sur le devant de la scène le rôle des lanceurs d'alerte et la question de leur statut, largement débattus au cours du Grenelle mais resté lettre morte depuis. S'ils…
The European Commission is facing a likely maladministration investigation after refusing five NGO's access to secret Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) documents. They argue…