Access to justice in environmental matters : a socio-economic analysis
- [Maastrict, The Netherlands] : Metro ; The Hague, The Netherlands : Eleven International Publishing, 
- Portland, OR : Sold and distributed in the USA and Canada, International Specialized Book Services
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- Physical description
- vii, 133 pages ; 25 cm
KJE6242 .A924 2014
- Unknown KJE6242 .A924 2014
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-122).
- Introduction / Michael Faure and Niels Philipsen
- Legal background / Chris Backes, Michael Faure and Fokke Fernhout
- Examining the four options / Chris Backes, Michael Faure and Fokke Fernhout
- Incentives, costs and benefits : a law and economics analysis / Michael Faure, Manuela Mühl and Niels Philipsen
- Environmental democracy and access to justice : a comparative law and society approach / Leila Choukroune and Michael Faure
- Empirical survey : country studies / Fokke Fernhout, Niels Philipsen and Leila Choukroune
- Summary and policy recommendations / Michael Faure and Niels Philipsen.
- Publisher's Summary
- Access to justice in environmental matters is a hot topic in Europe. As a result of recent case law of the European Court of Justice, the question arises whether access to justice should be broadened in order to comply with all pillars of the Aarhus Convention. This book discusses four different options for access to justice in environmental matters to move forward. The consequences of those options are discussed from a socio-economic perspective. Attention is paid generally to the law and society view on public interest litigation, but especially economic insights are provided (both rational choice theory as well as behavioural) to address how access to justice and the different options central to this book should be viewed from an economic perspective. Moreover, access to justice in environmental cases in a few particular Member States has been examined (more particularly Latvia, the United Kingdom and Germany) since those countries have striking differences as far as access to justice in environmental matters is concerned. Interviews were held with relevant stakeholders to value their opinion on (a broadening of) access to justice in environmental matters. The book is the result of a collaboration between researchers from the faculty of law of Maastricht University and most are connected to the Maastricht European Institute for Transnational Legal Research (METRO).
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- Michael Faure & Niels Philipsen (eds).