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Training package on National Judges and the EU Aarhus Acquis - Focus on Access to Justice

In this section you can download training tools that have been developed by the European Commission as a support to all training structures and trainers with a special interest in EU Aarhus Acquis – Focus on Access to Justice. They can be used in a European, national or local training context, and be adapted to specific needs and target groups.

What can be found in the training package on National Judges and the EU Aarhus Acquis – Focus on Access to Justice?

The present training package aims at facilitating the design and development of training workshops on EU Environmental Assessment Law with special focus on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directives including the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Aarhus Convention
  • European Commission Notice on Access to Justice in Environmental Matters
  • Access to Information
  • Public Participation in environmental decision making
  • Right to bring a legal challenge (legal standing)
  • Scope and standard of the judicial review
  • Effective Remedies
  • Litigation costs and time limits of the procedures
  • Preliminary reference procedure on interpretation and validity in the context of EU judicial protection in environmental matters

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What are the conditions for using the training package on National Judges and the EU Aarhus Acquis - Focus on Access to Justice?

The training package can be used freely. It is distributed under the Creative Commons License. This means that modules and sessions can be reproduced and integrated in training events as long as the source is acknowledged.

 


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