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Resources 'Article 6: Public Participation in Decisions on Specific Activities'

Standing – Environmental NGOs must be able to challenge decisions made within the framework of water law permit procedures. Where participation as a party to the administrative procedure is required…
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, presenting framework principles on human…
Duty to give reasons: The Supreme Court explained the extent of the duty on local planning authorities to give reasons for their decisions to grant planning permission, including where applications…
This issue of the Biosafety Protocol News is a joint Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety / Aarhus Convention Cooperation on Public Access to Information and Public Participation in the area of…
The European Commission has initiated several projects on environmental information management and reporting (a workshop will be held Brussels on 8 February 2018) and on developing an assessment…
Through the adoption of resolution 33/22, the Human Rights Council requested the High Commissioner for Human Rights “to prepare concise and action-oriented draft guidelines as a set of orientations…
Indroducing GIS-based civic engagement apps that are "improving the performance and image of government by helping citizens actively participate in government on their terms". The apps are described…
A report created by the NGO Crude Accountability and Ecoforum of NGOs in Kazakhstan covering cases of harassment, violence, and persecution of protesters in former Soviet states and the United States…
The Forum for the Integration of Renewable Energies (Forum Netzintegration Erneuerbare Energien), founded by the German Environmental Aid, allows environmental NGOs, industry associations, citizen…
The French National Commission for Public Debate has created the informal network L'esprit d'Aarhus to promote participatory democracy and allow international organizations, countries, regions and…