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Key issue: A company with a purely commercial interest can lodge an admissible appeal with the Council for Permit Disputes against a permit granted to a competitor Key words: Access to Justice –…
In June 2011, after numerous protests by environmental groups, the French parliament voted to ban the controversial technique for extracting natural gas from shale rock deposits known as hydraulic…
Article 115 of the Satversme obliges the public authorities, including local governments, to ensure implementation of the right to live in a benevolent environment. This includes the conduct of a…
The State shall ensure that public authorities assist and provide guidance to the public in seeking access to information, in facilitating participation in decision-making and in seeking access to…
Access to Justice – After hearing the Court of Justice of the EU, the Belgian Constitutional Court annulled a number of permits that were delivered by a Decree from the Walloon Parliament, as they…
A group of members of parliament claimed that the regulations on use and building of a particular territory in the capital of Latvia were contrary to art. 115 of the Constitution of the Republic of…
Standing for individuals (art. 2.5, 9.3) - Residents of a municipality are allowed to bring, on behalf of an inactive municipality, an action for cessation of building activities that harms the…
Public Participation concerning Plans, Programmes and Policies Relating to the Environment – The simplification of planning legislation concerning highways in the Walloon Region of Belgium is not…
Public Participation concerning Plans, Programmes and Policies Relating to theEnvironment – The simplification of planning legislation concerning so-called “deferreddevelopment zones of an industrial…