Case status: Findings adopted on 26.07.2021 – Non-compliance found.
Follow-up: On-going; see Decision VII/8e.
Topics: Public participation; Access to justice.
Articles alleged: 3 (1); 6 (1)–(10); 9 (2).
Articles considered by the Committee: 3 (1); 6 (1)–(10); 9 (2).
Articles, if any, found in non-compliance: 6 (10); 9 (2).
Summary: On 31 October 2016, Austrian environmental non-governmental organizations OEKOBUERO – Alliance of the Austrian Environmental Movement – and GLOBAL 2000 (Friends of the Earth Austria), Czech civic associations Jihočeské matky, z. s. and Calla, and the Aarhus Konvention Initiative, a German civil society movement, submitted a communication to the Compliance Committee alleging non-compliance with articles 3 (1), 6 (1)–(10) and 9 (2) of the Convention regarding the extension of the lifetime of nuclear reactors of Dukovany nuclear power plant.
|Documents||Status||Date received or
posted by the Secretariat
Annex 1: Chronology of the Dukovany power plant and extensions of lifetimes
|From the communicant||31.10.2016|
|Letters to the Party concerned and communicants enclosing Committee's determination of preliminary admissibility and forwarding communication for the Party concerned's response||From the secretariat||06.02.2017|
Annex: Decree issued by the State Office for Nuclear Safety (dated 2 February 2017) ENG CZE
|From the communicant||27.02.2017|
|Cover letter enclosing response to the communication||From the Party concerned||04.07.2017|
|Letters inviting Party concerned and communicants to hearing at Committee's 64th meeting||From the secretariat||25.04.2019|
|Updated chronology||From the communicant OEKOBUERO||28.06.2019|
|Opening statement delivered at the Committee's 64th meeting||From the communicant||03.07.2019|
|Covering email providing additional information
Annex 1: Request of 24 September 2015 for operating license for reactor 1 ENG CZE
Annex 2: Request of 2 January 2017 for operating license for reactor 2 ENG CZE
Annex 3: Request of 30 June 2017 for operating license for reactor 3 ENG CZE
Annex 4: Request of 30 June 2017 for operating license for reactor 4 ENG CZE
|From the communicants||19.09.2019|
|Email enclosing summary of the Constitutional’s Court verdict (dated 8 September 2020)||From the communicant (OEKOBUERO)||13.11.2020|
|Letter enclosing questions from the Committee to the Party concerned||From the secretariat||24.12.2020|
|Request for extension||From the Party concerned||20.01.2021|
|Decision of the Chair of the Committee on extension requested by the Party concerned||From the secretariat||20.01.2021|
Email enclosing submission of documents
|From the Party concerned||21.01.2021|
|Reply to questions of the Committee
Annex 1: Atomic Act (1997), No. 18/1997 Coll. ENG
Annex 4: Judgement of the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic no. 4 As 157/2013–33 ENG/CZE
Annex 5: Atomic Act (2016), No. 263/2016 Coll. ENG/CZE
Annex 6: Section 70 of Act no. 114/1992 Coll. on nature and landscape protection ENG/CZE
Annex 7: Sections 3 and 4 of Act No. 100/2001 Coll., on environmental impact assessment ENG & CZE
Annex 8 (a): Supreme Administrative Court judgment no. 7 As 90/ 2011-154 of 27 October 2011 ENG/CZE
Annex 8 (b): Constitutional Court decision US 463/12 of 20 June 2012 ENG/CZE
Annex 8 (c): Constitutional Court decision of 8 September 2020 ENG/ CZE
Annex 9 (a): Decision no. 24273/2005 of 16 December 2005 of the SONS CZE
Annex 9 (b): Decision no. 55714/2006 of 8 December 2006 of the SONS CZE
Annex 9 (c): Decision no. 26350/2015 of 18 December 2015 of the SONS CZE
Annex 9 (d): Decision dated August 2016 granting an extension of the operating license of reactor 2 CZE
Annex 9 (e): Decision of the SONS dated 28 June 2017 (reactor 2) CZE
Annex 9 (f): Decision of the SONS dated 19 December 2017 (reactor 3) CZE
Annex 9 (g): Decision of the SONS dated 19 December 2017 (reactor 4) CZE
|From the Party concerned||08.02.2021|
|Comments on the Party concerned’s reply to the Committee’s questions||From the communicant||01.03.2021|
|Draft findings and letters to the Party concerned and communicant inviting their comments||From the secretariat||10.06.2021|
|Comments on the Committee’s draft findings||From the communicants OEKOBUERO and GLOBAL 2000||21.07.2021|
|Comments on the Committee’s draft findings||From the Party concerned||23.07.2021|
|Findings ENG FRE RUS||26.07.2021|