EU chief defends right of environmentalists to take legal challenges

Irish Times | Sep 13, 2021 at 7:44 PM
  • Any attempt to reduce the rights of environmental groups to bring legal actions in Ireland would run contrary to the EU’s position in supporting public participation and access to justice.
  • It was important to underline access to justice had an important role to play in the implementation of the new European green deal (EGD).
  • NGOs play an important role backed by EU law and the Aarhus Convention, he noted – a position supported by the European Court of Law.