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Amendment to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

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May 27, 2005
IUCN (ID: TRE-144615)
Title (French)

Amendement à la Convention sur l'accèss à l'information, la participation du public au processus décisionnel et l'accèss à la justice en matière d'environnement

Title (Spanish)

Enmineda a la Convención sobre el acceso a la información y la y la participación del publíco en el proceso de toma de decisiones y el acceso a la justicía en temas medioambientales

Title (Other)

Änderung des Übereinkommens über den Zugang zu Informationen, die Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung an Entscheidungsverfahren und den Zugang zu Gerichten in Umweltangelegenheiten

Place of adoption
UN United Nations
Environment gen.
Access-to-information Capacity building Biosafety

Objectives: To further develop the application of the Convention to decisions on whether to permit the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms. Summary of provision (a) A new article entitled “Public participation in decisions on the deliberate release into the environment and placing on the market of genetically modified organisms” has been set out (art. 6bis). (b) Each Party is required to provide for early and effective information and public participation prior to making decisions on whether to permit the deliberate release into in environment and placing on the market of genetically modified organisms, in accordance with the modalities laid down in annex I bis (art. 6bis, para 1). Such requirement should be complementary and mutually supportive to the provisions of their national biosafety framework, consistent with the objectives of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (art. 6bis, para 2). (c) A new annex concerning the modalities referred to in article 6bis has been set out (annex I bis). (Source: UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 2005)

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