The thirteenth meeting of the Task Force on Access to Justice will take place from 15 to 16 February 2021 in a hybrid format.
The meeting will provide a platform for exchanging information, experiences and good practices with regard to key recent developments in the implementation of the access to justice pillar of the Convention and possible measures to remove barriers hampering its implementation. It will thereby support the implementation of environmental dimension of Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Sustainable Development Goal 16 and its target 16.3 (Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all) that undergo in-depth review in 2021.
The thematic session of the meeting will focus on promoting public interest litigation in environmental matters. The Task Force will identify good practices, barriers, challenges, innovative approaches, priority actions and needs in this area. In addition, delegates will continue the discussion on measures to promote effective access to justice in information cases and cases relating to air quality. Delegates also will take stock of recent and upcoming developments related to the implementation of the third pillar of the Convention on a general level.