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Environment & Climate Change

12 April 2021
Christoph Jirak New ruling expands environmental organisations' rights in nature conservation procedures

Austria - Schoenherr

In 2020 the Higher Administrative Court issued an interesting ruling regarding the party status of environmental organisations (EOs). Until now, the scope of EOs' participation rights in Austrian nature conservation proceedings was unclear. The court's ruling clarifies that EOs' party status is to be interpreted broadly. For companies which plan on implementing projects, this ruling could create significant legal uncertainty.

Authors: Christoph Jirak, Sarah Wolf
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