Relve, Kaarel


Articles in Juridica International

Articles in Juridica

  • Kaarel Relve, Siim Vahtrus. Environmental Impact Assessment is Lost in the Woods, Juridica Abstract, 2019, No. 5, pp. 324-333 
  • Article 9, Paragraph 1 of the Aarhus Convention – a Basis for Unrestricted Actio Popularis?, Juridica Abstract, 2009, No. 1, pp. 19-27
  • The Right of Groups to Represent Environmental Interests: the Right of All Groups or the Privilege of a Few? Juridica Abstract, 2007, No. 10, pp. 727–736
  • The Subjective Public Law and Justified Interest of Natural Persons in Environmental Issues, Juridica Abstract, 2004, No. 1, pp. 20–31
  • Waste in the European Union and Estonia: Analysis of the Legal Definitions and Case Law, Juridica Abstract, 2002, No. 8, pp. 532–544
  • Free Movement of Goods and Environmental Protection in the European Union, Juridica Abstract, 2001, No. 9, pp. 635–645
  • Legislative Drafting in United Kingdom, Juridica Abstract, 1997, No. 5, pp. 256–258

Personal data

  • Born: December 3, 1975
  • E-mail: kaarel.relve@ut.ee


  • Doctoral Student, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 2003–2017
  • LLM in Environmental Law and Management, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 2000
  • University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law, 1997–1998
  • LLB, University of Tartu, 1998 (cum laude)


  • Lecturer of Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu 2004–current
  • Assistant of Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu 2001–2004
  • Lawyer, Legal Department, Ministry of Environment, 2001–2003

Main areas of research

  • Environmental Law: Access to Justice in Environmental Matters


  • K. Relve., H. Veinla. Influence of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Estonia. – European Environmental Law Review. Kluwer Law International. December 2005. Vol. 14, No. 12.
  • K. Relve. Development of Estonian Waste Definition in the Context of Accession – Ympäristöjuriidikka, I/2004, pp. 27–40.