ow into its 25th year, an established NGO and a recognisable access point for communities needing help in addressing adverse environmental issues, it is difficult to imagine how much of a novelty and an entirely new vision was the creation of ELF. From an exchange of ideas between Diana Schumacher
n 7th February, I had the opportunity to attend the oral renewal of permission to judicially review a decision of the London Borough of Camden by Slaney Devlin, supported by the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF). Ms Devlin is chairwoman of the Somers Town Neighbourhood Forum (STNF) and one of over
n November 2016, the Government responded in rather disappointing terms (here) to a consultation about amending its costs rules in civil cases to reflect the requirements of the Aarhus Convention. Article 9 of this Convention says that members of the public should be able to challenge environmental decisions, and the
LF has been lending support and direct assistance from an ELF network member to a community in Ashover for more than the last year and a half to help resist a series of housing applications for the same site in North East Derbyshire. A small, historic rural village, Ashover was
n what may or may not (depending on your point of view) be regarded as fortuitous timing following the Ministry of Justice’s response to its most recent consultation on the subject (see my previous ELF blog), the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee has upheld complaints made by the Environmental Law Foundation
ccess to environmental justice must not be ‘prohibitively expensive’. That is a key requirement of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (‘Aarhus Convention’) which the UK ratified in 2005. Various provisions
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