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ACCC/C/2011/62 Armenia

Case status: Findings adopted on 16.07.2013 – Non-compliance found.
Follow-up: On-going; see Decision VII/8a, Decision VI/8a, Decision V/9a.
Topics: Definitions; Access to justice.
Articles alleged: 9 (2)–(4).
Articles considered by the Committee:  2 (5); 9 (2)–(4).
Articles, if any, found in non-compliance: 9 (2).
Summary: On 6 September 2011, the non-governmental organization Ecoera submitted a communication to the Compliance Committee alleging that Armenia had failed to comply with its obligations under article 9 (2)–(4), of the Convention. The communication alleges that the Party concerned failed to comply with article 9 (2)–(4), of the Convention, because recent jurisprudence of the Cassation Court has reversed its earlier jurisprudence with respect to the standing of NGOs in environmental matters.

Document Status Date received or posted by the secretariat
Datasheet ACCC/C/2011/62 Latest datasheet on the status of the communication 06.08.2013
Determination on admissibility At CC-34 25.09.2011
Communication En Rus From the communicant 06.09.2011
Letter to the communicant From the secretariat 20.10.2011
Letter to the Party concerned From the secretariat 20.10.2011

Response to the questions

a) Decision of the Administrative Court of 09.07.2009

b) Decision of the Court of Cassation of 30.10.2009

c) Decision of the Administrative Court of 24.03.2010

d) Decision of the Court of Cassation of 01.04.2011

e) Decision of the Consititutional Court of 07.09.2010

From the communicant 20.03.2012
Response from the Party concerned From the Party concerned 04.04.2012

Comments from the communicant

From the communicant


Comments from the Party concerned    From the Party concerned 20.07.2012
Invitation to the Party and to the communicant for the discussion at CC-38                        From the secretariat 09.08.2012
Letter to parties after the discussion at CC-38 From the secretariat 04.10.2012

Oral statement at CC-38 (Rus)

Excerpts from the Administrative Procedure Code (art. 108 and 110) (En)
Report of the public hearing of 23 March 2006
Report of the public hearing of 12 October 2006

From the Party concerned 26.10.2012

Answers to the Committee's questions
and excerpts (En) from the:

1. Board Decision
2. Administrative Procedure Code
3. Constitution
4. Law on the Constitutional Court
5. Law on International Agreements
6. Law on NGOs


From the communicant


Additional information

From the communicant

Draft findings and letter to the parties From the secretariat 02.05.2013  
Comments From the communicant 30.05.2013  
Comments From the Party concerned 31.05.2013  
Findings and letter to the parties From the secretariat 16.07.2013  
Information (Email) From the Party concerned 12.08.2013