5.5 CPD Points (Barristers) 5.5 General CPD Points (Solicitors)

The Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (the Aarhus Convention) was adopted 20 years ago, in June 1998. It has led to a number of EU directives on public participation and access to information that in turn have had a significant impact on Irish environmental law and litigation. The ICEL is delighted to hold a conference examining the role and impact of the Aarhus Convention and its future developments. The line-up of speakers confirmed to date includes some of the leading Irish and international lawyers and decision makers.

Confirmed speakers, topics and chairs

Jonas Ebbesson Chair of the Compliance Committee

Prof Aine Ryall, School of Law, UCC and member of the Compliance Committee

Dr Andrew Jackson, School of Law, UCD

Gary Fitzgerald BL – Director of the ICEL

Peter Tyndall, Commissioner for Environmental Information