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Case Law C- 115/09 (12/05/2011)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 05/12/2011

Subject: The Court affirmed that Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, as amended by Directive 2003/35/EC, precludes legislation which does not permit non-governmental organisations promoting environmental protection to rely before the courts, in an action contesting a decision authorising projects ‘likely to have significant effects on the environment’, on the infringement of a rule flowing from the environment law of the European Union and intended to protect the environment, on the ground that that rule protects only the interests of the general public and not the interests of individuals.

Parties: Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland, Landesverband Nordrhein Westfalen eV

Classification: Solidarity - Art. 37 Environmental protection - Justice - Art. 47 Justice: remedy

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