The Relevance of Environmental Justice for the Legal Framework in the European Union

The Relevance of Environmental Justice for the Legal Framework in the European Union MARTINUS NI]HOFF PUBLISHERS jEEPL 7.2 (20IO) I63-I75 OURNAL FOR E URQPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL& PLANNING AW The Relevance of Environmental Justice for the Legal Framework in the European Union Bernard Vanheusden Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Hasselt University (Belgium) Visiting Professor, HUBrussel (Belgium) bernard. vanheusden@uhasselt.be Abstract Environmental justice is a relatively new and unknown notion in European environmental law. The notion originally comes from the US. Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people. The protection of environmental justice plays a prominent role in the US environmental policy. This contribution examines, after a brief history of environmental justice, the relevance of environmental justice for the legal framework in the ED. It includes the results of an empirical research and a test of the EU legal framework. It concludes that environmental justice is not yet something that goes without saying within the ED. Keywords Environmental justice; fair treatment; meaningful involvement; European Union 1. Introduction Environmental justice is a relatively new and unknown notion in European environmental law. European literature on this topic is very limited. I The 1) E. Rehbinder, "Environmental Justice in Germany: Legal Aspects of Spatial Distribution of Environmental Quality", Environmental Policy and Law 2007, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law Brill

The Relevance of Environmental Justice for the Legal Framework in the European Union

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© 2010 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1613-7272
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1876-0104
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10.1163/161372710X525073
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MARTINUS NI]HOFF PUBLISHERS jEEPL 7.2 (20IO) I63-I75 OURNAL FOR E URQPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL& PLANNING AW The Relevance of Environmental Justice for the Legal Framework in the European Union Bernard Vanheusden Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Hasselt University (Belgium) Visiting Professor, HUBrussel (Belgium) bernard. vanheusden@uhasselt.be Abstract Environmental justice is a relatively new and unknown notion in European environmental law. The notion originally comes from the US. Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people. The protection of environmental justice plays a prominent role in the US environmental policy. This contribution examines, after a brief history of environmental justice, the relevance of environmental justice for the legal framework in the ED. It includes the results of an empirical research and a test of the EU legal framework. It concludes that environmental justice is not yet something that goes without saying within the ED. Keywords Environmental justice; fair treatment; meaningful involvement; European Union 1. Introduction Environmental justice is a relatively new and unknown notion in European environmental law. European literature on this topic is very limited. I The 1) E. Rehbinder, "Environmental Justice in Germany: Legal Aspects of Spatial Distribution of Environmental Quality", Environmental Policy and Law 2007,

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Journal for European Environmental & Planning LawBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2010

Keywords: MEANINGFUL INVOLVEMENT; FAIR TREATMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE; EUROPEAN UNION

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