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Andrus Miller v The Ministry of Environment

Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
Supreme Court
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
19/03/2012

Key facts of the case:

The Ministry of Environment gave a mining permit in the Ihasalu sand mine, which was challenged by Andrus Miller, a representative of a nearby Neeme village. The case concerned the locus standi of the Mr Miller.

Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:

The case was sent back to the lower court for reconsidering. It significantly lowered barriers in environmental cases as a single individual affected by the decision could challenge it in court.