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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).


The EU Court of Justice, granting the request of Greenpeace and the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe, decided that safety tests conducted by chemical companies to evaluate the hazards of…
About 70% of environmental safeguards in Britain stem from European legislation. As a consequence of Brexit, environmentalists are now fearing the lowering of environmental standards in Scotland and…
The Ministry of Justice in the UK (MoJ) introduced a reform of the environmental costs protection regime (ECPR). However, it is facing great opposition from the public in realizing this reform. While…