Environmental Law

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Fieldfisher lawyer Gráinne O'Callaghan has been appointed as secretary and treasurer of the Irish Environmental Law Association (IELA). Established in 1993, IELA promotes enhancement and conservation of the environment, shares information on environmental law and its application, makes educat

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An environmental lawyer has been fined £5,000 after being found in contempt for leaking the UK Supreme Court's judgment in a case concerning the expansion of Heathrow Airport. Tim Crosland has become the first person to ever be tried and found in contempt by the Supreme Court.

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Proposals to update regulations on accessing environmental information to bring them into line with the Aarhus Convention have gone out to consultation. The Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) Regulations are one of over 60 pieces of legislation used to implement the Aarhus Convention in

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A new temporary body has been established to enforce environmental law in England and Northern Ireland following Brexit. The Interim Environmental Governance Secretariat (IEGS) has been established in response to the European Commission no longer having an environmental oversight role after the UK's

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Lawsuits over inequalities that flow from environmental injustices are expected to loom large in the Irish courts, the Irish Independent reports. Harm wrought by air pollution as well as flooding, poor planning and lack of green space are likey to be the source of much litigation in the coming years

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Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has launched a consultation on Ireland's implementation of the Aarhus Convention on access to environmental information and the PRTR Protocol on publicly accessible national pollutant registers. Ireland is required to submit national implementation reports to the secr

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The UK government has announced that it will be introducing a new "world-leading" law to clean up the UK's supply chains and protect rainforests from illegal deforestation. The proposed legislation would prohibit larger UK businesses from using products grown on land that was deforested illegally.

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Ireland is in breach of the binding Aarhus Convention because of the length of appeal proceedings related to rejected Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) requests, draft findings suggest. The findings from the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee (ACCC) were published following a compla

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A book by the late Polly Higgins, who proposed the crime of ecocide, has been republished to celebrate her life and work. Ms Higgins, who died of cancer last year at the age of 50, grew up in Glasgow, where she attended St Aloysius’ College before studying at Aberdeen, Utrecht and Glasgow Univ

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