Aarhus Convention

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The convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters was adopted at Fourth Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe" in Aarhus, Denmark, on 25 June 1998. Objective of the Convention is to contribute to the protection of the right of every person of present and future generations to live in an environment adequate to his or her health and well-being, each Contracting Party to this convention shall guarantee the rights of access to information, public participation in decision-making, and access to justice in environmental matters in accordance with the provisions of this Convention.
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