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22 December 2021 Ukrainian eco-democracy: level up!

Achievements and gaps in the implementation of environmental rights of citizens were discussed in Lviv   In the autumn of 2001, the Aarhus Convention of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters entered into force. On December 21, representatives of…

2 December 2021

Warning! All those who want not to be afraid to peacefully defend their environmental rights, write appeals to regulatory authorities, comment on EIA reports and because of this to be called criminals – eco-terrorists, we urge you to join this appeal. Statement on the unacceptability of labeling environmental activists as eco-terrorists Environmental and human rights…

21 October 2021 Production sharing agreements must be made available to the public, the public has the right to participate in their development, and the right to challenge their legality in court

Today, on October 21, 2021, within the framework of the High Segment, the 7th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention formally approved a number of decisions on compliance by the Parties with the provisions of the Convention following results of consideration of relevant cases by the Compliance Committee. Among other…

18 October 2021 Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention

The regular 7th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) will open today, on 18 October 2021, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. 4th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol…

9 October 2021 The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has put forward a draft of an additional protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights on the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment

At the end of September 2021, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, referring to its Resolution 2396 (2021) “Anchoring the right to a healthy environment: need for enhanced action by the Council of Europe”, reiterated the need to recognize a new generation of human rights. In Recommendations 2211 (2021) the Assembly expressed its…

7 October 2021 Saving the Svydovets

Environment-People-Law is pleased to announce a September 29 Supreme Court decision protecting the Svydovets massif from short-sighted plans for a giant ski resort. “Svydovets is our home, not an ATM machine for oligarchs,” “say local activists from the Zakarpattia region. “We want our children to see these pristine mountains and experience the love and joy…

4 October 2021 EPL continues to cooperate with the Prosecutor’s office on environmental issues

EPL took part in a regular seminar of the Specialized Environmental Prosecutor’s Office, which was held on September 27 at the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine and was devoted to monitoring compliance with the law during the pre-trial investigation in the area of environmental protection. EPL environmental scientist Bohdan Kuchenko once again outlined…

30 September 2021 Svydovets against developers: 2-1 in favor of Svydovets

Today the Supreme Court, consisting of a panel of judges of the Administrative Court of Cassation including judge-rapporteur Kravchuk V. M., judges: Bernazyuka Ya. O., Starodub O. P. heard the case № 807/1314/17 on cassation appeals of Fabrytsiy Vasyl Vasyliovych, 3rd person: International charitable organization “Environment-People-Law” regarding the decision of the Lviv Court of Appeal…

22 September 2021 Presumed threat to Emerald site “PoloninaBorzhava” (UA0000263) from wind energy development

Bern Convention / Polonina Borzhava OSA, 2nd Meeting with civil society and other stakeholders took place on Tuesday 21st September. Official position of EPL 1 Substantial adverse impact on the territory of the Emerald network “Polonina Borzhava” (UA0000263) from wind energy development. The construction of wind farms on the territory of Polonina Borzhava will have a significant…

16 September 2021 Meeting with the EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

EPL took part in the meeting with the EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius. During the meeting, EPL Executive Director Olena Kravchenko spoke about the progress of reforms in the area of state environmental control, state environmental monitoring, waste management, biodiversity conservation. According to Olena Kravchenko, over the last year Ukraine…

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