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International agreements

The outcomes of the European Court of Human Rights’ 2011 decision in the Case of Dubetska and others v. Ukraine.

In the Case of Dubetska and others v. Ukraine the ECHR has found a violation of Article 8 and thus obliged the Ukrainian Government to take appropriate measures to remedy the applicants’ individual situation and awarded the applicants the amounts claimed in respect of non-pecuniary damage in full. The Court reiterated that the State’s obligation…


EPL’s PETITION with regard to the position of Ukraine on the UN Conference of sustainable development (Rio-de-Janeiro, June 2012)

The “Environment for Europe” Process

The “Environment for Europe” process started with the first Pan-European Conference of Ministers of the Environment at Dobris Castle in June 1991. The Minister of the Environment of the former Czechoslovakia, the late Josef Vavroucek, invited the Ministers of the Environment of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE) and the Organization for Economic…

Espoo Convention

As the representatives of the European ECO Forum (a coalition of the environmental NGOs from Europe), EPL’s lawyers participated in the development of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) to the Espoo Convention. Our goal was to ensure that the Protocol reflects the interests of the public, particularly with regards to the public participation…


FIFTH SECTION CASE OF DUBETSKA AND OTHERS v. UKRAINE (Application no. 30499/03) JUDGMENT This version was rectified on 2 May and 18 October 2011 under Rule 81 of the Rules of Court STRASBOURG 10 February 2011 FINAL 10/05/2011 This judgment has become final under Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject…

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