The Convention of Aarhus and its implementation into the legal order of the Czech Republic Cover Image

Aarhuská úmluva a její implementace do právního řádu České republiky
The Convention of Aarhus and its implementation into the legal order of the Czech Republic

Author(s): Jaroslav Chyba
Subject(s): International Law, EU-Legislation
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: The Convention of Aarhus;implementation;Czech Republic;courts of law;

Summary/Abstract: The Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters dates from June 1998. The present paper deals with the comparison of the Aarhus Convention and the corresponding Czech national law. The Aarhus Convention appears to be very compli­cated and many of its provisions contain ambiguity. It is shown that a restrictive reading of the Aar­hus Convention is almost identical with the national law. On the other hand, a more extensive explanation of the Convention would require conceptual changes in the Czech law, concerning namely the review of administrative decisions by the courts of law.

  • Issue Year: 9/2001
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 29-33
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Czech