French Court upholds civil disobedience as an alternative to the right to public participation
European Commission v. Federal Republic of Germany, Case C 142/16 (April 26, 2017)
European Court of Justice
German officials authorized construction of the Moorburg coal-fired power plant in the port of Hamburg along the Elbe River. The river serves as the migratory route for fish listed in Annex II of the European Union (EU) Habitats Directive.
Greenpeace Nordic Ass’n and Nature and Youth v. Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Case no. 16-166674TVI-OTIR/06 (Oslo District Court) (4 January 2018)
Greenpeace Nordic Association and Natur og Ungdom (Nature & Youth) filed a case challenging licenses for offshore oil production granted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.
In January, 2018, the Oslo District Court found Article 112 of the Norwegian Constitution creates an enforceable right to a healthy environment. The court acknowledged that this right includes the right to a healthy climate.
Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) challenged a decision by the Fingal County Council to issue a five-year extension of its planning permission (originally issued in 2007) to the Dublin Airport Authority for the construction of a new runway.
European Commission v. Kingdom of Spain, ECJ C-404/09 (2011) (European Court of Justice)
November 24, 2011
The European Court of Justice found that a coal-fired power plant built in 1971 is violating European standards.
ClientEarth v. European Food Safety Authority & European Commission, Case C‑615/13 P
Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea
A.F. Akpan v. Royal Dutch Shell, plc
E. Dooh v. Royal Dutch Shell, plc
F.A. Oguru v. Royal Dutch Shell plc
Corte de Apelaciones de La Haya (18 de diciembre de 2015)
Agricultores nigerianos y Friends of the Earth [Amigos de la Tierra] entablaron casos contra la Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) y sus filiales nigerianas en corte holandés, buscando compensación por daños que ellos alegan fueron causados por oleoductos y un pozo petrolero en Nigeria que goteaban.