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

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.

 

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

  • Environmental Law and Nuclear Law: A Growing Symbiosis, by S. Emmerechts (NLB 82, p. 91).
  • Nuclear and environmental law in the licensing of nuclear installations, by C. Raetzke (NLB 92, p. 55).

 

Parties to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention)
Albania Estonia Latvia Serbia
Armenia* Finland Lithuania Slovak Republic*
Austria France* Luxembourg Slovenia*
Azerbaijan Georgia Malta Spain*
Belarus* Germany* Moldova Sweden*
Belgium* Greece Montenegro Switzerland*
Bosnia and Herzegovina Hungary* Netherlands* Tajikistan
Bulgaria* Iceland North Macedonia Turkmenistan
Croatia Ireland Norway Ukraine*
Cyprus Italy Poland United Kingdom*
Czech Republic* Kazakhstan Portugal European Union
Denmark Kyrgyzstan Romania*  

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