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Open Petitions - Petition PE1372  
Petition by Duncan McLaren on behalf of Friends of the Earth Scotland calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to clearly demonstrate how access to the Scottish courts is compliant with the Aarhus convention on 'Access to Justice in Environmental Matters' especially in relation to costs, title and interest; publish the documents and evidence of such compliance; and state what action it will take in light of the recent ruling of the Aarhus Compliance Committee against the UK Government.  
Petitioner: Duncan McLaren  
On behalf of: Friends of the Earth Scotland 
Number of signatures: 1  
Date lodged: 12 November 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1372 
Summary:

Written Submissions for PE1372  

Written Questions for PE1372  

7 December 2010 :   The Committee took evidence from Duncan McLaren and Juliet Swann, Friends of the Earth Scotland, and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Scottish Legal Aid Board, UK Environmental Law Association, Law Society of Scotland, University of Edinburgh School of Law, University of Strathclyde Law School, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 7 December 2010" 

8 February 2011 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Scottish Legal Aid Board seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 8 February 2011 

1 March 2011 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Scottish Legal Aid Board seeking a response to specific points and to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petition. Link to Official Report 1 March 2011" 

 
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