Legal brief: Aarhus committee rules on NGO costs
The UN compliance committee for the Aarhus convention has concluded that the award of costs against Greenpeace for its failed legal bid to designate the national policy statement for nuclear power generation were "prohibitively expensive".The UK courts had thrown out the NGO’s application in December 2011 for a judicial review, ordering it to pay costs of £11,813. The amount was later reduced to £8,000 after Greenpeace argued that the
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