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The public interest and the scope of environmental impact assessment –Individuals, who are affected by a local development plan are able to invoke the public interest to advocate their cause. An…
Publisher: UNECE / Task Force on Access to Justice
Public concerned (neighbours) – The ambition of the Swedish Environmental Code is to introduce a uniform and generous definition of “the public concerned”. Each person who can suffer any damage or…
Publisher: UNECE / Task Force on Access to Justice
The definition of the public concerned – When deciding on whom should be given the right to appeal a permit decision, decisive factors are the distance to the activity, the nature of the emissions (…
Publisher: UNECE / Task Force on Access to Justice
Standing for individuals – the right of appeal is given to any person at risk of suffering harm or detriment caused by a decision, if that risk is not merely theoretical or completely insignificant.
Publisher: UNECE / Task Force on Access to Justice
Public concerned and omission by public authority – A decision of a supervisory authority not to apply for the revocation or updating of a permit (a so-called 0-decision) can be appealed and its…
Publisher: UNECE / Task Force on Access to Justice
Public concerned and omission by public authority – A decision of a supervisory authority not to intervene in a certain activity (a so-called 0-decision) can be appealed and its substance can be…
Publisher: UNECE / Task Force on Access to Justice
The definition of the public concerned – Individuals living 5 km from an incineration plant and thus at risk of being affected by air pollution were allowed to appeal the permit decision for that…
Publisher: UNECE / Task Force on Access to Justice
The definition of public concerned (neighbours) – Neighbours cannot appeal decisions which only concern the public interest as their individual interest is not affected.
Publisher: UNECE / Task Force on Access to Justice
Public access to environmental information - An NGO with the aim of protection of a certain area cannot be refused environmental information because of the organisation’s denial to justify its…
Publisher: UNECE / Task Force on Access to Justice
NGO Standing before the Court of First Instance and the European Court of Justice (art. 2 and 9) – The ECJ did not allow an environmental NGO to challenge a EU Regulation on cod fishing, as the NGO…
Publisher: UNECE / Task Force on Access to Justice