Mock trial on environmental issues
Organised by the French Order of the Brussels Bar Association
The French Order of Lawyers of the Brussels Bar will be taking part in a mock trial at EU Green Week. This session will see lawyers and judges specialised in environmental law come together to discuss a fictitious wind power project. The mock trial will highlight the need for an environmental impact assessment before the start of the project, the right of citizens to comment on the project and the requirement that due attention be paid to these comments. The trial will also show how citizens may, depending on the circumstances, have the right to bring any complaints before a judge who is specialised in environmental law, and perhaps ultimately to the Court of Justice of the European Union.