The right of access to environmental information and legal transplant theory: Lessons from London and Beijing

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dc.contributor.author Whittaker, Sean
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-03T09:16:35Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-03T09:16:35Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-23
dc.identifier.citation Whittaker, S. (2017) “The Right of Access to Environmental Information and Legal Transplant Theory: Lessons from London and Beijing,” Transnational Environmental Law, 6(3), pp. 509–530. doi: 10.1017/S2047102517000115. en
dc.identifier.volume 6 en
dc.identifier.issued 3 en
dc.identifier.startpage 509 en
dc.identifier.endpage 530 en
dc.identifier.issn 2047-1025
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5721
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S2047102517000115
dc.description.abstract This article analyzes the potential for legal transplant theory to strengthen the legal regimes that guarantee the right of access to environmental information in England and China. Guaranteed by the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, the right has a substantial impact on how individuals can act as environmental stewards. However, despite the framework provided by the Aarhus Convention, there are shortcomings in how these states guarantee the right when compared with the obligations set by the provisions of the Convention. The article applies Alan Watson’s legal transplant theory to the environmental information regimes in England and China and considers the likelihood of each jurisdiction sourcing legal reforms from the other. It also seeks to identify common trends shared by each jurisdiction and the impact of the Aarhus Convention on such transplants. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (Postgraduate (Government of Ireland) Scholarship) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP) en
dc.rights © 2017 Cambridge University Press. This article has been published in a revised form in Transnational Environmental Law, http://doi.org/ 10.1017/S2047102517000115. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © 2017 Cambridge University Press en
dc.subject Right of access to environmental information en
dc.subject Legal transplant theory en
dc.subject Law reform en
dc.subject England en
dc.subject China en
dc.subject Aarhus Convention en
dc.title The right of access to environmental information and legal transplant theory: Lessons from London and Beijing en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Sean Whittaker, Law, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: 113223317@umail.ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-04-03T08:56:10Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Transnational Environmental Law en
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