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ACCC/C/2014/101 European Union

Case status: Findings adopted on 18.06.2017 – No non-compliance found; see para. 9 of Decision VI/8 on general issues of compliance.
Follow-up: -
Topics: Clear, transparent and consistent framework; Public participation.
Articles alleged: 3 (1); 7.
Articles considered by the Committee: 3 (1); 7; 17; 19 (4), 19 (5).
Articles, if any, found in non-compliance: -
Summary: On 15 April 2014, HS2 Action Alliance Limited, a non-governmental organization, the London Borough of Hillingdon and Charlotte Jones, a member of the public submitted a communication to the Compliance Committee alleging the failure of the European Union to comply with article 7 and article 3 (1) of the Convention by failing to establish a “proper regulatory framework” for public participation in the preparation of plans or programmes relating to the environment. 

Document Status   Date received or
posted by the secretariat
Preliminary determination of admissibility    

Covering letter
Index of annexes
Annex 1
Annex 2
Annex 3
Annex 4
Annex 5
Annex 6
Annex 7
Annex 8
Annex 9
Annex 10
Annex 11
Annex 12

From the communicant 15.04.2014
Letter forwarding communication to the Party concerned From the secretariat 09.09.2014
Letter to the communicant From the secretariat 09.09.2014
Response to communication From the Party concerned 25.02.2015
Comments on the Party's response From the communicant 17.03.2015
Reply to Committee's questions regarding status of second communicant From the communicants 04.06.2015
Letter informing of the Committee's determination regarding London Borough of Hillingdon From the secretariat 07.08.2015
Email to Parties regarding scheduling of Committee's discussion From the secretariat 04.11.2015
Letters inviting Party concerned and communicants to hearing at Committee's 52nd meeting  From the secretariat 09.02.2016
Comments on communication From the United Kingdom 25.02.2016
Opening statement for hearing at Committee's 52nd meeting From the Party concerned 10.03.2016
Opening statement for hearing at Committee's 52nd meeting From the communicant 10.03.2016
Draft findings and letter to the parties inviting their comments From the secretariat 26.05.2017
Comments on the draft findings From the Party concerned 08.06.2017
Findings ENG FRE RUS   18.06.2017