This document contains the following information: Amendment to the Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters: Almaty, 27 May 2005.
This document amends the Aarhus Convention (Cm. 6586, ISBN 9780101658621), which was adopted at the 4th Ministerial Conference in the ‘Environment for Europe’ process held in Denmark in June 1998, and which entered into force for the UK on 24 May 2005. The Convention establishes a number of public rights with regard to the environment, including the right of everyone to receive environmental information that is held by public authorities; the right to participate from an early stage in environmental decision-making; and the right to challenge public decisions that have been made without respect for the two aforementioned rights or environmental law in general.
This Command Paper was laid before Parliament by a Government Minister by Command of Her Majesty. Command Papers are considered by the Government to be of interest to Parliament but are not required to be presented by legislation.