Historic Ruling on ‘People’s Law on the Environment’

A recent news item by the Ecologist reported how a damning ruling on the UK’s legal system could make it easier for individuals and NGOs to protect the environment.

Apparently, under the Aarhus Convention, signed by the UK in 1998, people should not be denied environmental justice because of the unreasonable financial risks of bringing a case to court.  A coalition of environmental groups – including Friends of the Earth, WWF and the RSPB – who have been campaigning on the issue welcomed the decision and said the UK now had ‘no option but to amend the cost rules so people and environmental groups can go to court to protect the environment.’

Perhaps this signals the tide is turning?  We shall see.


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