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Schwerpunkt: 20 Jahre Aarhus-Konvention ∙ Die Aarhus-Konvention: Entstehung, völkerrechtliche Einbettung und Grundprinzipien journal article

Astrid Epiney

Zeitschrift für Europäisches Umwelt- und Planungsrecht, Volume 17 (2019), Issue 1, Page 2 - 17

The conclusion of the Aarhus-Convention was a major step in international environmental law. The following contribution focuses on the relationship between the Aarhus-Convention and (existing) international environmental law and illustrates this special character of the Convention before dealing in detail with the legal effects of the Convention in the legal orders of the European Union and of Switzerland. Special attention is paid to the discussion of the relevant case law.


Zur Rechtsprechung des EuGH im Umweltrecht im Jahr 2018 journal article

Astrid Epiney

Zeitschrift für Europäisches Umwelt- und Planungsrecht, Volume 17 (2019), Issue 2, Page 221 - 235

The purpose of the paper – tied in with the case law overview for the year 2017 – is to provide an overview of the environmental case law of the European Court of Justice for the year 2018. The objective is not to cover the entire case law but to highlight selected decisions deemed by the author to be of importance, with reference to some additional rulings in the footnotes. The focus is on summarising the latest developments and, where appropriate, briefly commenting on or placing the decisions in the context of existing case law. The author largely forgoes further reference to bibliographic sources.


Weitere Beiträge ∙ Zur Rechtsprechung des EuGH im Umweltrecht im Jahr 2017 journal article

Astrid Epiney

Zeitschrift für Europäisches Umwelt- und Planungsrecht, Volume 16 (2018), Issue 2, Page 204 - 216

The purpose of the paper – tied in with the case law overview for the year 2016 – is to provide an overview of the environmental case law of the European Court of Justice for the year 2017. The objective is not to cover the entire case law but to highlight selected decisions deemed by the author to be of importance, with reference to some additional rulings in the footnotes. The focus is on summarising the latest developments and, where appropriate, briefly commenting on or placing the decisions in the context of existing case law. The author largely forgoes further reference to bibliographic sources.


Rechte Einzelner im EU-Umweltrecht journal article

Eine Bestandsaufnahme aus Anlass von EuGH, Rs.C-243/15 (Lesoochranarske)

Astrid Epiney

Zeitschrift für Europäisches Umwelt- und Planungsrecht, Volume 15 (2017), Issue 3, Page 223 - 233

The purpose of the paper is to analyse the conditions under which EU law confers rights to individuals. On the basis of the case law of the European Court of Justice, the different situations and conditions will be developed. Particular attention will be lead on the recent ruling of the CJEU in C-243/15 (Lesoochranarske).


Zur Rechtsprechung des EuGH im Umweltrecht im Jahr 2016 journal article

Astrid Epiney

Zeitschrift für Europäisches Umwelt- und Planungsrecht, Volume 15 (2017), Issue 2, Page 96 - 111

The purpose of the paper – tied in with the case law overview for the year 2015 – is to provide an overview of the environmental case law of the European Court of Justice for the year 2016. The objective is not to cover the entire case law but to highlight selected decisions deemed by the author to be of importance, with reference to some additional rulings in the footnotes. The focus is on summarising the latest developments and, where appropriate, briefly commenting on or placing the decisions in the context of existing case law. The author largely forgoes further reference to bibliographic sources.


Zur Rechtsprechung des EuGH im Umweltrecht im Jahr 2015 journal article

Astrid Epiney

Zeitschrift für Europäisches Umwelt- und Planungsrecht, Volume 14 (2016), Issue 1, Page 2 - 16

The purpose of the paper – tied in with the case law overview for the year 2014 – is to provide an overview of the environmental case law of the European Court of Justice for the year 2015. The objective is not to cover the entire case law but to highlight selected decisions deemed by the author to be of importance, with reference to some additional rulings in the footnotes. The focus is on summarising the latest developments and, where appropriate, briefly commenting on or placing the decisions in the context of existing case law. The author largely forgoes further reference to bibliographic sources.


Die „Plastiktütenrichtlinie“ journal article

Rechtliche Tragweite und Vereinbarkeit mit der Warenverkehrsfreiheit

Astrid Epiney, Lena Hehemann

Zeitschrift für Europäisches Umwelt- und Planungsrecht, Volume 13 (2015), Issue 4, Page 256 - 266

The purpose of the contribution is to examine the legal scope of the Directive 2015/720 as regards reducing the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags with a particular focus on the question whether the directive is in conformity with the free movement of goods. Given the broad discretion of the Member States as to the nature of the measures to be taken this question is to be answered in the affirmative, which may, however, at the same time raise doubts about the effectiveness of the provisions.


Zur Rechtsprechung des EuGH im Umweltrecht im Jahr 2013 journal article

Astrid Epiney

Zeitschrift für Europäisches Umwelt- und Planungsrecht, Volume 12 (2014), Issue 1, Page 53 - 66

The purpose of the paper – tied in with the case law overview for the year 20131 – is to provide an overview of the environmental case law of the European Court of Justice for the year 2013. The objective is not to cover the entire case law but to highlight selected decisions deemed by the author to be of importance, with reference to some additional rulings in the footnotes. The focus is on summarising the latest developments and,where appropriate, briefly commenting on or placing thedecisi


Zur Rechtsprechung des EuGH im Umweltrecht im Jahr 2012 journal article

Astrid Epiney

Zeitschrift für Europäisches Umwelt- und Planungsrecht, Volume 11 (2013), Issue 1, Page 41 - 49

The purpose of the paper – tied in with the case law overview for the year 20111 – is to provide an overview of the environmental case law of the European Court of Justice for the year 2012. The objective is not to cover the entire case law but to highlight selected decisions deemed by the author to be of importance, with reference to some additional rulings in the footnotes. The focus is on summarising the latest developments and, where appropriate,


Zur Rechtsprechung des EuGH im Umweltrecht im Jahr 2011 journal article

Astrid Epiney, Freiburg I.Ue.

Zeitschrift für Europäisches Umwelt- und Planungsrecht, Volume 10 (2012), Issue 2, Page 15

The purpose behind the paper – tied in with the case law overview for the year 20101 – is to provide an overview of the environmental case law of the European Court of Justice for the year 2011. The objective is not to cover the entire case law but to highlight selected decisions deemed by the author to be of importance, with reference to certain additional rulings in the footnotes. The focus is on summarising the latest developments and, where approp