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Case Law of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee (2004-2011), 2nd Edition

This is the second edition of the Case Law of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee. It attempts to summarize the practice of the Compliance Committee of the Aarhus Convention. Since its set up in 2002 by the First Meeting of the Parties of the Aarhus Convention, the Committee has dealt with numerous issues related to practical implementation of the Convention by the parties. In many cases, the Committee had to interpret and apply Convention’s provisions to specific situations brought to its attention by the public and parties, as well as its own rules of procedures. Therefore, substantial case law was developed by the Committee during 2004-2011. Understanding this case law may help policy makers and practitioners apply and use the Convention in a more effective and uniform way promoting common standards for practical enforcement of environmental human rights in UN ECE region. This second edition updates the Case Law of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee (which covered 2004-2008) with new communications considered by the Compliance Committee as well as decisions adopted by the Meeting of the Parities (MOP) of the Aarhus Convention. The latter is new to this publication since the first edition did not include decisions by MOP.

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