The article presents various environmental court cases of European Union (EU). It focuses on the Aarhus Convention, a multilateral environmental agreement which provides citizens an access to environmental information held by public authorities. It highlights that public authority does not encompass legislative bodies to ensure smooth legislation adoption. It discusses the EU's Nomarchiaki case that reflects the dispute on partial water diversion of the river Acheloos to Thessaly. It illustrates that the guidance on "imperative reasons of overriding public interest (IROPI)" under the EU's Habitats Directive was considered in natural habitats and wild fauna and flora conservation. It also presents cases on the intentional dispatch of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) into the environment.Article available at: Journal Of Environmental Law, 25, 1, pp. 145-157, Environment Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 13 June 2013.
Significant EU Environmental Cases: 2012.
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