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UN body to declare Scottish legal system breaking international environmental and human rights law

A UN body will confirm today that Scotland’s legal system is breaking international environmental and human rights law, due to the extremely high costs of legal action. Campaigners are calling…

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Scottish legal system failing environment due to high costs

Draft findings show breach of international environmental and human rights law, due to the extremely high costs of legal action.

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Manifesto promises on climate and energy compared

Friends of the Earth Scotland today released a comparison of the climate and environmental promises in the election manifestos from the Conservative, Green, LibDem, Labour and SNP. Friends of the…

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Scottish Parliament

Plans for Human Right to a Healthy Environment in Scots Law Welcomed

Experts publish detailed proposals for a new human rights law and recommend that the new law is brought forward by the new Parliament.

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Oil pollution in Goi, Nigeria

Nigerian farmers & Friends of the Earth Netherlands win Shell oil pollution case

Shell must compensate farmers for damage caused by pipeline leaks, parent company also found to have violated its duty of care.

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Legal advice says Scottish Government can and should pass law to ban fracking

Legal opinion says Scottish Parliament can pass a law to ban fracking, and doing so would be less likely to result in successful legal challenge.

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Welcome for Environmental Rights Recommendation and Taskforce

Expert group recommends that the right to a healthy and safe environment should be enshrined in Scots law.

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Tackling barriers to strategic court cases in Scotland

Action is needed to tackle barriers to public interest court action in Scotland, according to a new report from a number of leading NGOs.

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INEOS Lose Scottish Fracking Ban Challenge

The Court of Session has refused INEOS and Reach CSG’s challenge against the Scottish Government’s ‘effective ban’ on fracking.

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