The question arises if the Aarhus Convention and the European Directives to implement the Convention are applicable or not to a permit that is ratified by Parliament given that the definition of “public authority” does not include bodies or institutions “acting in a legislative capacity” (art. 2 (2)). The Council of State refers different questions on the interpretation of the Aarhus Convention and the related European Directives to the ECJ and the Belgian Constitutional Court.
Belgium - Council of State - Boxus and W. Roua (Nr. 191.950) - Summary with link to judgment
Publisher:UNECE / Task Force on Access to Justice
Court/body:Council of State
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