July 6th, 2020 by James Goudie KC

In Case C-826/18 from the Netherlands Advocate General Bobek’s Opinion dated 2 July 2020 says that all of (1) Article 6 of the Aarhus Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters, (2) Article 6 of Directive 2011/92/EU, as amended, on the assessment of environmental effects, and (3) Article 24 of Directive 2010/75/EU on integrated pollution prevention and control, confer full participation rights ONLY on “the public concerned”, NOT on the public at large.

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