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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 European Commission has to justify the secret revolving around its analysis of the Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) system’s legality before the European Court of Justice (CJEU). The…
Short briefing note about the Aarhus Convention (and UNECE) by the Research and Information Service for Northern Ireland's Assembly.
While activities which have an effect on the environment, like the building of industrial plants, are protected through subjective rights and legally enforceable, equivalent rights for nature are…