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ACCC/C/2013/88 Kazakhstan

Case status: Findings adopted on 19.06.2017 – Non-compliance found.
Follow-up: On-going; see Decision VII/8k, Decision VI/8g.
Topics: Definitions; Public participation.
Articles alleged: 6 (2), 6 (3), 6 (4), 6 (7), 6 (8); 7.
Articles considered by the Committee: 2 (3); 6 (2), 6 (3), 6 (4), 6 (7), 6 (8); 7.
Articles, if any, found in non-compliance: 6 (2), 6 (3), 6 (4), 6 (8); 7.
Summary: On 31 May 2013, 12 members of the public, 5 of them members of the Ecological Society “Green Salvation” and all represented by Mr. Sergey Solyanik, submitted a communication to the Compliance Committee, alleging the failure of Kazakhstan to comply with its obligations under articles 6 (2), (3) and (7), 7 generally, and 7 in conjunction with article 6 (3), (4) and (8) of the Convention. Specifically, the communicants alleged that the Party concerned failed to ensure public participation in the decision-making in relation to the construction of a ski resort in the Kok Zhailau area of the Ile-Alatau National Park, and concerning plans, programmes and policies relating to the environment in accordance with article 7 of the Convention.

Document Status Date received or posted by the secretariat
Determination on admissibility At CC-41 28.06.2013

Communication in RUS and ENG

Annex 1
Annex 2
Annex 3
Annex 4
Annex 5 RUS ENG (excerpts)

From the communicant 31.05.2012
Letter to the Party concerned forwarding the communication From the secretariat 26.07.2013
Letter to the communicant From the secretariat 26.07.2013
Open letter to the Party concerned From the communicant 25.10.2013
Judgment of Specialized Interregional Economic Court of Almaty, 25 November 2013 and explanatory note From the communicant 07.01.2014
Response to the communication Rus Eng
Annex 1
From the Party concerned 03.04.2014
Additional information From the communicant 27.08.2014
Letters to the Party concerned and communicant inviting to discussion at CC47 From the secretariat 29.10.2014

Email enclosing Annex 5 to communication (excerpts) ENG

From the communicant 09.12.2014
Opening statement for discussion at CC-47 From the communicant 18.12.2014
Chronology of decisions on the Kok Zhailau case From the communicant 11.01.2015
Covering email
Annex 1: Letter from International Olympic Committee
Annex 2: Letter to the Municipality Department of Automobile Roads
From the communicant 05.02.2015
Comments RUS ENG (unofficial translation) From observers  26.02.2015
Letter from UNECE Executive Secretary to Party concerned From the secretariat 06.03.2015
Letter to communicant From the secretariat 06.03.2015
Response to Committee's questions following discussion at CC-47 From the communicant 02.04.2015
Covering letter enclosing
Attachment 1: Response to Committee's questions following discussion at the 47th meeting ENG RUS
Attachment 2: Comments on draft chronology ENG RUS
From the Party concerned 04.06.2015
Update on recent developments From the communicant 24.06.2015
Letters to Party concerned and communicants enclosing questions from the Committee  From the secretariat 12.11.2015
Comments on the Committee's questions
Annex: Discussed project alternatives RUS ENG
From the communicant 25.11.2015
Letter enclosing response to questions from the Committee  RUS ENG From the Party concerned 22.02.2016 (letter undated)
Draft findings and letters to the Party concerned and communicant inviting their comments From the secretariat 27.06.2016
Comments on Committee's draft findings From the communicant 14.07.2016
Request for extension of deadline for submission of comments RUS From the Party concerned 21.07.2016
Extension of deadline for commenting on Committee's draft findings From the secretariat 17.08.2016
Comments on Committee's draft findings RUS ENG From the Party concerned 03.09.2016
Email to Party concerned requesting texts of legislation From the secretariat 14.09.2016

Email from the Party concerned enclosing relevant legislation

Annex 1: Clause 62 of Decree 827 and Article 18 of Law on Legal Acts ENG and RUS
Annex 2: Decree No 827 on the state planning system RUS
Annex 3: Law on Legal Acts RUS
Annex 4: Rules of placement and public discussion of draft concepts laws regulations RUS ENG

From the Party concerned 16.09.2016
Findings ENG FRE RUS   19.06.2017