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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Compliance Procedure: Aarhus Convention

Ellen Hey

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 July 2020

Subject(s):
Access to information — Access to justice — International environmental law — International courts and tribunals, procedure — Compliance with international decisions

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The Aarhus Convention Compliance Procedure (‘ACCP’ or ‘Procedure’) finds its origin in Article 15 of the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (‘Aarhus Convention’ or ‘Convention’) (1998). Article 15 provides the following: The Meeting of the Parties shall establish, on a consensus basis, optional arrangements of a non-confrontational, non-judicial and consultative nature for reviewing compliance with the provisions of this Convention. These arrangements shall allow for...
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