The Aarhus Convention: A Guide for UK Lawyers

The Aarhus Convention: A Guide for UK Lawyers

by Charles Banner (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849465717
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Charles Banner is a barrister at Landmark Chambers and a College Lecturer in EU Law at Regents Park College, University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

Foreword Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill, justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom v

Editor's Introduction ix

Table of Cases xi

Table of Legislation xvii

1 The Aarhus Convention: An Overview Charles Banner 1

The Implementation of the Aarhus Convention in the UK

2 The Aarhus Convention in England and Wales Brian KA Ruddle 13

3 The Aarhus Convention in Scotland Lorna Drummond QC 41

4 The Aarhus Convention in Northern Ireland-A Tale of Two Polities William Orbinson QC 73

5 The Aarhus Convention and the European Union Professor Ludwig Krämer 79

The Substantive Rights

6 Access to and Collection of Environmental Information David Blundell 99

7 Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making, Plan-Making and Executive Regulations-Articles 6, 7 and 8 of the Aarhus Convention Simon Ricketts Juliet Munn 121

8 Access to justice: Review Procedures and Costs James Maurici 141

9 The Aarhus Convention and NGOs Carol Day 181

Review of Parties' Compliance with the Aarhus Convention

10 The Aarhus Convention Compliance Mechanism and Proceedings before its Compliance Committee Veit Koester 201


1 The Aarhus Convention 217

2 Decision 1/7 of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention 243

3 Format for Communications to the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee 251

4 Regulation 1049/2001/EC on public access to Parliament, Council and Commission documents 255

5 Regulation 1367/2006 on the application of the Aarhus Convention to Community institutions and bodies 261

6 Directive 2003/4 (the Environmental Information Directive) 269

7 Directive 2003/35/EC (the Public Participation Directive) 277

8 Directive 2011/92/EU (the Codified Environmental Impact Assessment Directive) 285

9 Directive 2001/42/EC (the Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive) 307

10 Civil Procedure Rules, Rule 45 Section VII, Practice Direction 45 Section VII, and rule 52.9A 315

11 Rules of the Court of Session, Chapter 58A 319

12 The Costs Protection (Aarhus Convention) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 323

13 Tabular analysis of the Meeting of the Parties' Consideration of the Compliance Committee's Findings in Communications and Referrals Concerning the Parties' Compliance 327

14 List of Useful Weblinks Relating to the Aarhus Convention 331

Index 333

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