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 for States on the effective implementation of the right to participate in public affairs…” and “to present the draft guidelines to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-ninth session in order to allow the Council to take a decision on the way forward”. The resolution further requests OHCHR “to facilitate open, transparent and inclusive elaboration of the draft guidelines through consultations with States and with the participation of relevant [stakeholders]”. Thus, OHCHR will organize five regional consultations and invites all stakeholders to submit (further) inputs for consideration in the formulation of the draft guidelines.
OHCHR Consultations: Draft guidelines on the effective implementation of the right to participate in public affairs - New call for inputs by 12 February 2018
Resource convention articles:
, Article 7: Public Participation Concerning Plans, Programmes and Policies Relating to the Environment
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