Access to justice

​Under the Aarhus Convention the public can request legal review of alleged violations of the Convention and national laws relating to the environment. Access to justice procedures must be fair, equitable, timely and not prohibitively expensive. Adequate and effective remedies should be provided, and there should be access to injunctive relief where appropriate. Finally, information on administrative and judicial review procedures must be disseminated to the public.

The public has the right to appeal against a decision, to the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal in terms of Article 63 of the Environment Protection Act of 2016 (Act I of 2016) and the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal Act of 2016 (Act V of 2016).