Access to Justice under the Aarhus Convention

Access to Justice under the Aarhus Convention

A user guide for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

October 2017 | Print | Brochure

This brochure is an easy-to-use guide for civil society organisations on the rights, opportunities and avenues for access to justice based on national legislation and the provisions of the UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters. It provides practical advice on litigation, the development and initiation of administrative and court procedures, the utilisation of the national ombudsman system, the Aarhus Compliance Committee, and more. It is based on the 2004 publication Implementation of the Aarhus Convention: A User Guide for Civil Society in the Eastern Europe and Caucasus Region and the content has been revised and adapted for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The publication was produced under the project “Better Access to Justice in South Eastern Europe”, funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety by the Advisory Assistance Programme for environmental protection in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and other countries neighbouring the European Union (AAP). It was supervised by the Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt, UBA).