Case status: Findings adopted on 24.07.2021 – No non-compliance found; see para. 10 of Decision VII/8 on general issues of compliance.
Topics: Definitions; Clear, transparent and consistent framework; Public participation; Access to justice.
Articles alleged: 8; 9 (3).
Articles considered by the Committee: 2 (2); 3 (1); 8; 9 (3).
Articles, if any, found in non-compliance: -
Summary: On 8 December 2014, civic association VIA IURIS, submitted a communication to the Compliance Committee alleging a failure by Slovakia to comply with its obligations under articles 8 and 9 (3) of the Convention in relation to legislation concerning forestry. The communicant alleged that the Party concerned failed to provide public participation in the preparation of an amendment to forestry legislation in 2013 and access to justice to enforce rules governing public participation in the preparation of such legislation.
|Documents||Status||Date received or posted by the secretariat|
|Communication||From the communicant||08.12.2014|
|Covering email enclosing comments on preliminary admissibility||From the Party concerned||27.03.2015|
|Email to inform parties that communication determined to be preliminarily 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|
Cover letter enclosing response
|From the Party concerned||27.11.2015|
|Letters inviting Party concerned and communicant to hearing at Committee's 54th meeting||From the secretariat||19.08.2016|
|Opening statement for hearing at Committee's 54th meeting||From the Party concerned||29.09.2016|
|Letter enclosing questions from the Committee to the Party concerned and the communicant||From the secretariat||29.04.2021|
|Email enclosing reply to Committee’s questions
Annex 1: Uniform methodology for assessing selected influences SLOVAK
Annex 2: Uniform methodology for assessing selected influences (extracts) ENG
Annex 3: Act No 400/2015 Coll. on the Making of the Act and on the Collection of the Acts SLOVAK
Annex 4: Act No 400/2015 Coll. on the Making of the Act and on the Collection of the Acts (extracts) ENG
Annex 5: Collective comment on the document No. 2752/2013-410 (Annex 2 to Party concerned response 27.11.2015) ENG
Annex 6: Contradictory negotiation report (Annex 5 to Party concerned response 27.11.2015) ENG
Annex 7: Evaluation of all portal comments (Annex 6 to Party concerned response 27.11.2015) ENG
Annex 8: Submission report LC (Annex 7 to Party concerned response 27.11.2015) ENG
Annex 9: Submission report G (Annex 8 to Party concerned response 27.11.2015) ENG
Annex 10: Judgment I. ÚS 73/2014-280 of the Constitutional Court of 05.03.2014 SLOVAK
Annex 11: Judgment I. ÚS 73/2014-280 of the Constitutional Court of 05.03.2014, Part II ENG
|From the Party concerned||18.05.2021|
|Draft findings and letters to the Party concerned and communicant inviting their comments||From the secretariat||14.06.2021|
|Comments on the Committee’s draft findings||From the Party concerned||19.07.2021|
|Findings ENG FRE RUS||24.07.2021|