European governments need not fear draft EU legislation guaranteeing wider access to justice for citizens in environment policy issues, according to a consultancy report for the European commission.
Four years ago the commission proposed a directive to implement the access to justice pillar of the UN's Aarhus convention on public involvement in environmental decision-making (EED 28/10/03). But the plan ground to a halt after governments showed no appetite to adopt the legislation (EED 28/09/06).
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