Centre for Ethics and Law


What's Wrong with Judicial Review In the Aarhus Context?

8 April 2015

Richard Gordon
Richard Gordon QC, Visiting Professor with the Faculty and widely recognized as one of the leading contemporary barristers practicing in administrative and public law, recently took part in the conference to mark Richard Macrory’s 65th birthday.  His session was concerned with access to environmental justice, and Richard argued that judicial review before the Administrative Court was unlikely to meet the requirements of the Aarhus Convention.  Instead, for reasons of history, politics, and structure,  the Upper Tribunal within the reorganized tribunal system was likely to provide a more effective forum for Aarhus legal challenges than the conventional courts.  In view of the potential wider  interest in his analysis, Richard Gordon has made his Speaking Notes available on the Centre site.