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ACCC/C/2020/182 Belarus

Case status: Suspended upon the Party concerned’s withdrawal from the Convention, which entered into effect on 24 October 2022.
Topics: Public participation.
Articles alleged: 6 (2)–(4), 6 (9).
Articles considered by the Committee:
Articles, if any, found in non-compliance:
Summary: The communication was submitted to the Compliance Committee on 24 May 2020 by Ecohome, an environmental non-governmental organization. The communication alleged a failure to comply with article 6 (2)–(4) and (9) of the Convention with respect to public participation in decision-making regarding a battery plant in Brest.

Document Status Date received
posted by the secretariat
Communication ENG RUS
Annex 1: Brest District Executive Committee Res. 1847 dated 15.11.2016 ENG RUS
Annex 2: Notices regarding public discussions on EIA report ENG RUS
Annex 3: Brest District Executive Committee order 221 for public discussions dated 02.12.2016 ENG RUS
Annex 4: Protocol of public discussion on EIA report dated 09.01.2017 ENG RUS
Annex 5: Brest Regional Executive Committee order 60 suspending construction dated 14.06.2019 ENG RUS
Annex 6: Brest Regional Executive Committee information refusal dated 20.04.2020 ENG RUS
Annex 7: Judgment dated 27.03.2018 ENG RUS
From the communicant 24.05.2020
Letter to the communicant enclosing questions from the Chair and Vice Chairs From the secretariat 19.10.2020
Reply to the Chair and Vice Chairs’ questions From the communicant 25.10.2020
Email enclosing Party concerned’s statement at the Committee's 68th meeting ENG RUS From the Party concerned 27.11.2020
Letters to the Party concerned and the communicant enclosing Committee's determination of preliminary admissibility and forwarding the communication for the Party concerned's response From the secretariat 04.12.2020
Response to the communication RUS From the Party concerned 04.05.2021
Letter regarding status of pending cases and follow-up concerning Belarus From the communicant 09.09.2022
Email inviting Party concerned to comment on communicant’s letter of 09.09.2022
Annex 1: Letter from the communicant regarding status of pending cases and follow-up concerning Belarus, 09.09.2022
From the secretariat 07.10.2022
Letter to the First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection concerning the withdrawal by Belarus from the Convention From the Chair of the Compliance Committee 21.10.2022