European ECO Forum's work on Compliance

Introduction

One of the main objectives of the project “Making the Aarhus Convention Work for Civil Society” is to follow the implementation of the Aarhus Convention in different countries and assist NGOs to use their rights under the Convention. To do so we have established three "focal points" within the European ECO Forum Network. These "focal points" are NGOs who work on legal issues related to the Aarhus Convention on regional, national and/or international levels. Under this project, their work includes helping NGOs based in countries that have ratified the AarhusConvention to effectively use the rights and possibilities of the Convention by:

  • giving individual advice and support in respect of complaints by NGOs,
  • providing continuous information on the activities of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee (ACCC), and
  • organizing training workshops on the Aarhus Convention Compliance mechanism (held in Geneva, during ACCC meetings ).

Organisations designated as legal focal points are:

Region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECCA):
Resource & Analysis Center "Society and Environment" in Ukraine
Contact: Mr. Andriy Andrusevych (Russian, English)
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Western, Central and South Eastern Europe:
OEKOBUERO – Coordination Office of Austrian Environmental Organisations 
Contact: Mr. Thomas ALGE (German, English)
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Website: www.oekobuero.at

Monitoring Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee meetings in Geneva:
Earthjustice
Contact: Mr. Yves LADOR (French, English)
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Website: www.earthjustice.org

 

Please don't hesitate to contact our legal team for further questions related to the Aarhus Convention. 

Following pages will give you information on our work on compliance, especially on trainings for NGOs.

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