Multilateral agreements in nuclear energy

III. Environmental protection

Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention)

The Aarhus Convention obliges states and grants the public rights in three areas of the convention: access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.

Adopted: 25 June 1998

Opened for signature: 25 June 1998

Entered into force: 30 October 2001

Parties: 47 parties (including the European Union) (see table below)

The text of the Aarhus Convention is available here.

The current status of the Aarhus Convention is available here.

More information on the Aarhus Convention is available here.

The following articles related to the Aarhus Convention were published in the Nuclear Law Bulletin:

Parties to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention)

Albania Estonia Kyrgyzstan Serbia
Armenia* Finland Latvia Slovakia*
Austria Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Lithuania Slovenia*
Azerbaijan France* Luxembourg Spain*
Belarus Georgia Malta Sweden*
Belgium* Germany* Moldova Switzerland*
Bosnia and Herzegovina Greece Montenegro Tajikistan
Bulgaria* Hungary* Netherlands* Turkmenistan
Croatia Iceland Norway Ukraine*
Cyprus Ireland Poland United Kingdom*
Czech Republic* Italy Portugal European Union
Denmark Kazakhstan Romania*  

* Country with at least one nuclear power plant in operation.

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Last reviewed: 9 February 2017