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Seventh meeting of the Task Force on Access to Justice

24 - 25 February 2014

Geneva, Switzerland

Seventh meeting of the Task Force on Access to Justice took place in Geneva, Palais des Nations, Salle IX from 24 to 25 February 2014. The meeting will be held back to back to the seventeenth meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to be held from 26 to 28 February 2014.

The meeting of the Task Force continued considering such substantive issues as effective standing, remedies and costs. Participants discussed the preliminary findings of the analytical studies carried out under auspices of the Task Force in 2012-2013, good practices regarding legal aid schemes for members of the public and ways to support public interest lawyers.

Furthermore, they shared their experience on multi-stakeholders dialogues on access to justice in their respective countries as supported by the Working Group of the Parties at its fifteenth meeting (Geneva, 3-5 September 2012) and exchanged information on capacity-building needs and initiatives as well as on existing tools for providing information on access to justice.

 

Documents, presentations and statements

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Provisional agenda (AC/TF.AJ-7/Inf.1)                                   

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Report on the seventh meeting, ECE/MP.PP/2014/5

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Key outcomes of the meeting (AC/TF.AJ-7/Inf.2)

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List of participants

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Item 2. Substantive issues

(a) Study on standing before courts in environmental cases in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (preliminary version)

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(b) Study on access to justice in environmental cases in South-Eastern Europe

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Item 4. The way forward

Draft decision on promoting effective access to justice (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2014/L.3)

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Presentations and statements

Presentations and statements

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Item 2. Substantive issues: effective standing, remedies and costs

The Europeanization of access to justice in environmental matters - the German perspective

Ms Sabine Schlacke, Institut für Umwelt- und Planungsrecht (IUP), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Germany

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(a) Preliminary findings of the study on standing for individuals, groups and environmental NGOs before courts in case of environmental matters in the selected countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

Mr Dmytro Skrylnikov, Bureau of Environmental Investigation, Ukraine

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(b) Preliminary findings of the study on access to justice in environmental cases in South-Eastern Europe

Mr Csaba Kiss, Environmental Management and Law Association, Hungary

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(c) Exchange of information and good practices regarding legal aid schemes for members of the public and ways to support public interest lawyers

Ms Lissie Jørgensen, Denmark

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Ms Beate Ekeberg, Norway

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Mr Brian Ruddie, the United Kingdom

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Mr Eduardo Salazar, European ECO Forum and Justice and Environment Network

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(d) Sharing information and experience concerning any new developments in legislation and practice with regard to standing, remedies and costs

Ms Noriko Okubo, Osaka University, Japan

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Ms Carol Day, CAJE, the United Kingdom

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Ms Joanna Cornelius, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, Sweden

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Mr Xavier Campos, Catalan Circle for Business

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Item 3. Sharing experiences and building capacities

(a) A multi-stakeholder dialogue on access to justice at the national level: sharing experiences

Mr Vladimir Borisov, Supreme Court of Kazakhstan

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(b) Strengthening capacities in the area of access to justice: identifying needs and priorities

Mr Adam-Daniel Nagy, European Commission

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Mr Eduardo Salazar, Asociacion para la justicia ambiental, Spain

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(c) Tools for providing information on access to justice

Mr Gustavs Gailis, Latvia

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Ms Despina Bejinaru, Romania

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