Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

A Socio-Economic Analysis

Edited by: Niels Philipsen, Michael Faure

Access to justice in environmental matters is a hot topic in Europe. In the light of recent case law of the European Court of Justice, the question arises whether access to justice should be broadened in order to comply with all pillars of the Aarhus Convention. This book discusses four different options for further action at EU level. The consequences of these options are discussed from a socio-economic perspective. Attention is paid to a law and society perspective on public interest litigation by discussing the relevant economic literature (rational choice theory as well as behavioral economics) and applying the economic insights to the four options for further action at EU level. Moreover, access to justice in environmental matters in three EU Member States has been examined more closely (Latvia, the United Kingdom, and Germany), since those countries have striking differences as far as such access to justice is concerned. Interviews were held with relevant stakeholders to value their opinion on a broadening of access to justice in environmental matters. [Subject: International Law, Environmental Law, European Law, Comparative Law]

144 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9789462360754

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