Aarhus should be ‘implemented fully’ after Brexit

Baroness Parminter has mooted the idea of a domestic environmental rights act to ensure international provisions on access to justice are fully enshrined in law

The UK is a signatory to the Aarhus Convention in its own right. (photograph: Belchonock/123RF)The UK should fully implement the Aarhus Convention on access to environmental justice after Brexit, Kate Parminter has said.

Speaking at the Institution of Environmental Sciences’ annual Burntwood lecture on 7 December, the Liberal Democrats’ deputy leader in the House of Lords and environment spokesperson mooted the idea of a domestic environmental rights act to ensure the public can benefit from the long-established international treaty.

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