UN to consider UK’s environmental justice failings

British citizens’ rights to challenge decisions that could damage the environment are to be further scrutinised by a UN committee

Justice may be blind, but it does not come for free.
A dispute over the UK's compliance with the Aarhus Convention on environmental justice has been ongoing for almost a decade

In December, Friends of the Earth Scotland, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and lawyers Leigh Day launched a complaint over the UK’s adherence to the Aarhus Convention on environmental justice. They announced that the complaint had been accepted and will be considered by the convention’s compliance committee, part of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, on 21 March.

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