Aarhus Convention In the Kyrgyz Republic

The convention of the European Economic Commission of the United Nations on access to the information, public participation in decision-making process and access to justice on environmental questions

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The convention of the European Economic Commission of the United Nations “Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters”.

Орхусская конвенцияThe Aarhus convention recognizes the right of each of us on a healthy environment and as determines our duties on its protection. Its purpose - to make so that each person lived in conditions of the environment favorable for his health and well-being. It concerns not only to us living today, but also to the future generations.

The convention “Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters” is signed to Arhus, Denmark on June, 25, 1998 (on the Conference of ministers for an environment of the European countries within the framework of Process «The Environment for Europe. It’s based on the agreements accepted earlier, including on the Stockholm declaration on problems of environment, on a principle of the 10-th Rio de Janeiros declarations on an environment and development and on a lot of resolutions of General Assembly of the United Nations.
 

Officially The Aarhus convention has come into force in 2001 and by 2006 totaled 39 participants has. In 2003 the participants have accepted the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR) which has come into force after its ratification by sixteen countries.

The Kyrghyz Republic has joined to The Aarhus convention “Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters” in 2001.

Basic purpose of the Aarhus Convention is assistance to protection of the rights of each person present and the future generations to live in an environment favorable for his health and well-being due to warranting of the right of access to the information, on participation of the public in decision-making process and on access to justice on the questions concerning an environment. For this purpose each Party takes up obligations to the international community to guarantee rights on access to the information, participation of the public in decision-making process and access to justice on the questions concerning an environment. These three rights - are three pillars of the Convention.

Secretariat of the Aarhus Convention is located at the building of UNECE. It has an official web-site - http://www.unece.org/env/pp.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 November 2011 06:16