Webinar: “Entry to Justice and the Preliminary Reference Process”

October 29th 2020, 11:30 – 13:00 pm Brussels time (10.30 am – 12.00 pm London time)

This webinar focuses on the essential function that the preliminary reference process (Article 267 TFEU) performs throughout the EU authorized framework on entry to justice.

This webinar is a part of ClientEarth’s European mission on entry to justice, funded by the European Fee Life Programme and is meant for public curiosity legal professionals, judges, public authorities and NGOs.


  • Anne Friel, Environmental Democracy lead, ClientEarth
  • Leonor Caldeira, EU Litigation Lawyer, ClientEarth
  • Fred Logue, Principal, FP Logue Solicitors


Introduction :the function of the preliminary reference process in “entry to justice”

  • Imposing the Aarhus Conference in Member States within the absence of a directive on entry to justice;
  • Difficult acts of the EU establishments: validity references

Presentation 1: The preliminary references process – What it’s and the way it works?

  • The EU authorized framework: Article 267 TFEU and related case regulation
  • The function of nationwide courts
  • CJEU reference judgements and their authorized worth
  • Preliminary reference statistics and what they inform us.

Presentation 2: The preliminary reference process from a practitioner’s perspective

  • Fred Logue, Principal of Fred Logue Solicitors, will present an perception into two preliminary reference procedures wherein he acted for environmental organisations.”

Questions from members.

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