UK Government still ignoring certain provisions of the Aarhus Convention with respect to the legal costs of environmental litigation

In November 2016, the Government responded in rather disappointing terms (here) to a consultation about amending its costs rules in civil cases to reflect the requirements of the Aarhus Convention. Article 9 of this Convention says that members of the public should be able to challenge environmental decisions, and the procedures for doing so shall be adequate and […]

via Aarhus Convention update: Government still ignoring private nuisance claims — UK Human Rights Blog

Readers may be aware that, despite some scope for argument in this respect, the Bermuda Court has ruled that the Aarhus Convention does not apply in Bermuda in any event (on the basis that it has not clearly been extended by the UK to the British Overseas Territories) …


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