rechterThe third pillar of the Aarhus Convention concerns public access to justice in environmental matters. 

This is a right that should be as widely and as freely available as possible.

Anyone should therefore be able to use justice to denounce a failing in the law in the context of the Convention’s principles (access to information and participation in decisions) or - more broadly - a violation of environmental legislation.

What are the principles of this right?
What are the ways of making an appeal?
Where can I apply for legal aid?
Federal Public Service Justice

115, bd de Waterloo
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel:  +32 (0)2 542 65 11
Fax: +32 (0)2 542 70 39

Council of State
33, rue de la Science
B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)2 234 96 11