LINK Response to consultation on Legal Challenges to Decisions by Public Authorities Under the Public Participation Directive 2003/35/EC

5th April 2012

Scottish Government is in breach of its obligations under the Aarhus Convention to provide fair and effective access to justive in environmental matters that is not prohibitively expensive. Protective Expense Orders can form part of an Aarhus compliant cost regime, however the proposals outlined in this Consultation will do very little to bring Scotland into compliance, leaving the UK open to continued legal action from the EC.

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