Published by VDM Verlag (6 Sep 2009), 368 pages, ISBN: 978-3639192285
The Right to Access Environmental Information:
An Analysis of UK Law
in the Context of European, International and Human Rights Law
Synopsis: It is widely accepted that the right to access environmental
information not only empowers citizens to seek and retrieve data about
our environment, but is crucial for its protection. This book combines
all the aspects of this important environmental right which are
analysed in regard of UK national law, international law, EU law and
the law of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The
historical evolution of this right is the starting point for analysis.
The substantive provisions of the Aarhus Convention, the 2003/4/EC
Directive on public access to Environmental Information, the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
are examined in parallel. Special attention is also given to specific
UK enactments regarding registers containing environmental information.
All relevant ECHR articles which have been interpreted as including a
fundamental right to access environmental information are examined.
This book is aimed at academics, law practitioners, environmentalists
and any person wanting to gain an in-depth knowledge of UK, European
and international law on access to environmental information. Available from: Amazon