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Slovenia Ratifies Aarhus Convention

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Slovenia became the 29th party to ratify the international UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters. The Aarhus Convention, which binds its members to ensure that the public is involved in environmental decisions, was signed by 39 European governments and the European Union, beginning in Aarhus, Denmark, in June 1998. Signatories include almost all the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.  The convention not only allows public involvement in environmental decisions, but also guarantees certain legal rights for redress of environmental wrongs or for litigation in environmental matters.  For further information, please contact Jeremy Wates, Secretary, Aarhus Convention Secretariat,


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