Case status: Findings adopted on 24.07.2021 – Non-compliance found.
Follow-up: On-going; see Decision VII/8f.
Topics: Public participation.
Articles alleged: 6 (1) (a), 6 (10).
Articles considered by the Committee: 6 (1), 6 (10); 17; 19 (5).
Articles, if any, found in non-compliance: 6 (10).
Summary: On 12 December 2014, the non-governmental organization International Institute for Law and the Environment submitted a communication to the Compliance Committee alleging the failure of the European Union to comply with the Convention’s provisions on public participation in decision-making. Specifically, the communicant alleged that the Industrial Emissions Directive does not fulfil the requirements for public participation in decision-making stipulated in article 6 (1) (a) and (10) of the Convention in cases where a permit issued under the Directive is reconsidered or updated.
|Document||Status||Date received or
posted by the secretariat
Annex 1: Industrial Emissions directive
Annex 2: CJEU judgement on case C-416_10
|From the communicant||12.12.2014|
|Comments on preliminary admissibility||From the Party concerned||26.03.2015|
|Email to inform parties that communication determined to be preliminary admissible||From the secretariat||09.04.2015|
|Letter to Party concerned enclosing preliminary determination of admissibility and forwarding communication for Party concerned's response||From the secretariat||28.06.2015|
|Response to the communication||From the Party concerned||27.11.2015|
|Letter to the parties seeking their views on whether a hearing is needed||From the secretariat||03.08.2016|
|Reply as to need for hearing||From the Party concerned||31.08.2016|
|Reply as to need for hearing||From the communicant||21.09.2016|
|Letter to the parties inviting any final written submissions||From the secretariat||04.11.2016|
|Email to communicant regarding admissibility||From the secretariat||25.11.2016|
|Final written submissions prior to commencement of deliberations||From the communicant||05.12.2016|
|Final written submissions prior to commencement of deliberations||From the Party concerned||30.03.2017 (sent on 15.02.2017 but not received due to a technical error)|
|Draft findings and letters to the Party concerned and communicant inviting their comments||From the secretariat||02.12.2019|
|Comments on the draft findings||From the communicant||17.01.2020|
|Request for extension to comment on the draft findings||From the Party concerned||17.01.2020 (dated 16.01.2020)|
|Chair's agreement to grant an extension of deadline to comment on the draft findings||From the secretariat||17.01.2020|
|Comments on extension of deadline to provide comments||From the communicant||20.01.2020|
|Clarification to the communicant regarding extension of deadline||From the secretariat||06.02.2020|
|Cover letter enclosing comments on the draft findings||From the Party concerned||17.02.2020|
|Findings ENG FRE RUS||30.03.2020|