Court cases on permitting procedures for exploration and exploitation

The study shall include a survey (from 1995 until December 2015) of court cases at national, regional and EU level from the extractive companies and NGOs related to permitting procedures both for exploration and for exploitation, in particular the ones raising issues of non-compliance with the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and the EU legislation on Internal Market and Environmental matters.

The survey shall be structured according to the different legislations at stake. The study shall also provide a summary of selected case-studies of complaints and court cases in English which can be of particular relevance at the EU level.