Access to justice – Two small businesses, located 3 and 5 kilometres away from a planned large scale shopping center, were granted standing in the Council of State to challenge the environmental permit for the establishment that had been issued by the Minister of the environment of the Flemish region. As to the substance of the case, the Council of State suspended of the permit, as the principle of care had been violated in the decision making and the negative impacts of the establishment would be impossible to rectify at a later stage.
Belgium - Council of State - IMMO Dominique case - Summary with link to judgment
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Publisher:UNECE / Task Force on Access to Justice
Court/body:Council of State
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