Aarhus Convention update: Government still ignoring private nuisance claims

We also await the World Health Organisation’s 2016 Noise Guidelines with interest – due mid 2017. For sight of Open letter to WHO re. negative noise impacts – signed by 148 of whom a high proportion were high ranking health and engineering professionals, go to http://www.windsofjustice.org.uk

UK Human Rights Blog

F_AarhusConventionIn November 2016, the Government responded in rather disappointing terms (here) to a consultation about amending its costs rules in civil cases to reflect the requirements of the Aarhus Convention.

Article 9 of this Convention says that members of the public should be able to challenge environmental decisions, and the procedures for doing so shall be adequate and effective and “not prohibitively expensive. Aarhus starters may want to have a look at my bluffers guide to Aarhus – here.

First, the limited bit of good news in the governmental response.

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