In accordance with decision IV/2 and V/3 on promoting effective access to justice adopted by the Meeting of the Parties at its fourth session (Chisinau, 29 June - 1 July 2011) and fifth session (Maastricht, the Netherlands, 30 June and 1 July) respectively, the Task Force on Access to Justice was mandated to systematically collect information relating to the implementation of article 9 of the Convention and prepare, studies, where appropriate, with the objective of identifying gaps and promoting good practices in access to justice in environmental matters.
|Handbook on Access to Justice under the Aarhus Convention||2003||ENG|
|Access to Justice: Remedies||2011||ENG|
|Paper on Costs in Environmental Procedure||2011||ENG|
|Approaches to Access||2011||ENG|
|EECCA||Access to Justice in Environmental Matters: Available Remedies, Timeliness and Costs in the EECCA countries|
Completed questionnaires and previous drafts are available here.
|EU||Synthesis Report of the Study on the Implementation of Article 9, paras. 3 and 4, of the Aarhus Convention in Seventeen of the Member States of the European Union||2013||ENG|
|EU||Report on possible initiatives on access to justice in environmental matters and their socio-economic implications (courtesy of the European Commission)||2013|
|EU||Study on environmental complaint-handling and mediation mechanisms at national level (courtesy of the European Commission)||2012||ENG|
|EECCA||Study on standing for individuals, groups and non-governmental organizations before courts in environmental cases in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova and Tajikistan.||2014||ENG||RUS|
Study on access to justice in environmental matters in South-Eastern Europe
|Spain||Study on access to justice in environmental matters in Spain||2013||ENG|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Analysis of Court Decisions in the Area of Environmental Protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2012 (courtesy of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina)||2015||ENG|
|France, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal||Study on the possibilities for environmental NGOs to claim damages in relation to the environment |
Comments by the Netherlands (received 22.07.2016)