Peter Oliver elected as a member of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee

22 Sep 2017

Peter Oliver has been elected at the behest of the EU to serve a three-year term as a member of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, a tribunal of arbitration whose decisions acquire legal force when endorsed unanimously by the Contracting Parties. The Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters was concluded under the auspices of the UN Economic Commission for Europe. The EU and all its Member States are party to the Convention, as are eighteen other countries stretching from Iceland to Kazakhstan. The Convention has featured prominently in the Supreme Court’s judgments in several recent cases, including those concerning HS2 and Prince Charles’ “Black Spider memos”.