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ACCC/C/2011/63 Austria

Case status: Findings adopted on 27.09.2013 – Non-compliance found.
Follow-up: On-going; see Decision VII/8b, Decision VI/8b, Decision V/9b.
Topics: Definitions; Access to justice.
Articles alleged: 9 (3), 9 (4).
Articles considered by the Committee: 2 (3); 9 (3), 9 (4).
Articles, if any, found in non-compliance: 9 (3), 9 (4).
Summary: On 1 December 2011, the non-governmental organization Vier Pfoten-Stiftung für Tiershcutz gemeinnützige Privatstiftung, submitted a communication to the Compliance Committee alleging that the Party concerned failed to provide access to justice for members of the public in administrative penal and judicial criminal proceedings in respect of contraventions of national law relating to the environment. It was alleged that the Party concerned was not in compliance with article 9 (3) and (4) of the Convention.

Document Status Date received or posted by the secretariat
Datasheet ACCC/C/2011/63 Latest datasheet on the status of the communication 06.08.2013
Determination on admissibility At CC-35 16.12.2011
Communication From the communicant 16.12.2011
Annex 1 From the communicant 16.12.2011
Annex 2 From the communicant 16.12.2011
Letter to the Party concerned From the secretariat 22.12.2011
Letter to the communicant From the secretariat 01.02.2012
Message regarding admissibility From the Party concerned 10.01.2012
Letter regarding admissibility From the communicant 19.01.2012
Letter to the parties after CC-36 From the secretariat 05.04.2012
Response (cover letter) and Annex with recognized NGOs From the Party concerned 22.05.2012
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
Reply to the Committee's questions after CC-38,
Annex 1 and Annex 2
From the Party concerned 05.11.2012
Comment to the Party's reply and annex From the communicant 12.11.2012
Comments regarding the issues of C/63 (and C/48) From Oekobuero 11.12.2012
Draft findings and letters to the Party concerned and to the communicant From the secretariat 18.07.2013
Comments on the draft findings, Annex (Draft with track changes) and Cover letter From the Party concerned 23.08.2013
Findings ENG FRE RUS  and letters to the Party concerned and communicant From the secretariat 29.12.2013
Statement From the Party concerned February 2014
Email enclosing English translation of annex 3 to communication From the communicant 18.07.2023