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
Access to Justice: Remedies
Paper on Costs in Environmental Procedure
Approaches to Access
Access to Justice in Environmental Matters: Available Remedies, Timeliness and Costs in the EECCA countries
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
Report on possible initiatives on access to justice in environmental matters and their socio-economic implications (courtesy of the European Commission)
Study on environmental complaint-handling and mediation mechanisms at national level (courtesy of the European Commission)
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.
Study on access to justice in environmental matters in South-Eastern Europe
Study on access to justice in environmental matters in Spain
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)
France, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal
Study on the possibilities for environmental NGOs to claim damages in relation to the environment