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Convention on Access to Information,
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Compliance Committee

Meetings

Thirty-third meeting

27-28 June 2011, Chisinau (Republic of Moldova)

Provisional agenda for the thirty-second meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/5)

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Provisional timeline (subject to change)

 

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Thirty-second meeting

11-14 April 2011, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the thirty-second meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/3)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/4)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/4/Add.1) (European Union)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/4/Add.2) (Turkmenistan)

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Informal Document (C.1/2011/4/Add.2/Inf.1) Suggestions by the Compliance Committee

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Informal Document (C.1/2011/4/Add.2/Inf.2) ICNL Comments

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Informal Document (C.1/2011/4/Add.2/Inf.3) OSCE ODIHR Comments

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Thirty-first meeting

22-25 February 2011, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the thirty-first meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/1)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/2)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/2/Add.1) (Albania)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/2/Add.2) (Armenia)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/2/Add.3) (Georgia)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/2/Add.4) (Kazakhstan)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/2/Add.5) (Lithuania))

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/2/Add.6) (Republic of Moldova)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/2/Add.7) (Spain)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/2/Add.8) (Ukraine)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/2/Add.9) (United Kingdom)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2011/2/Add.10) (United Kingdom - findings of communication ACCC/C/2009/38)

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Thirtieth meeting

14-17 December 2010, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the thirteeth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2010/7)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2010/8)

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Twenty-ninth meeting

21-24 September 2010, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the twenty-ninth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2010/5)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2010/6)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2010/6/Add.1) (United Kingdom)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2010/6/Add.2) (United Kingdom)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2010/6/Add.3) (United Kingdom)

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Information on the outcome of the meeting can be found here.

 

Twenty-eigth meeting

15-18 June 2010, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the twenty-eigth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2010/3)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2010/4)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2010/4/Add.1) (Georgia)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2010/4/Add.2) (Spain)

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Information on the outcome of the meeting can be found here.

 

Twenty-seventh meeting

16-19 March 2010, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the twenty-seventh meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2010/1)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2010/2)

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Information on the outcome of the meeting can be found here.

 

Twenty-sixth meeting

15-18 December 2009, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the twenty-sixth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2009/7)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2009/8)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2009/8/Add.1) (Spain)

PDF ENG n/a n/a

Information on the outcome of the meeting can be found here.

 

Twenty-fifth meeting

22-25 September 2009, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the twenty-fifth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2009/5)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2009/6)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2009/6/Add.1) (Austria)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2009/6/Add.2) (Poland)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2009/6/Add.3) (Republic of Moldova)

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Among other things, the Committee discussed the subject matter of communications ACCC/C/2008/32 (EC) and ACCC/C/2008/33 (UK). The Committee began to prepare draft findings with respect to communication ACCC/C/2008/23 (United Kingdom) and ACCC/C/2008/27 (United Kingdom) and continued its deliberations on the draft findings on communication ACCC/C/2008/24 (Spain). It finalized its findings with regard to communication ACCC/C/2008/26 (Austria), ACCC/C/2008/29 (Poland) and ACCC/C/2008/30 (Moldova). With regard to communication ACCC/C/2008/28 (Denmark), it decided to postpone any further deliberation of the case until the Danish Ombudsman had carried out its review of the matter. It also considered admissibility of new communications received. The Committee also reviewed the situation with the follow-up on the relevant decisions on compliance and on reporting adopted at the 3rd meeting of the Parties (Decisions III/6a to f).

 

Twenty-fourth meeting

30 June - 3 July 2009, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the twenty-fourth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2009/3)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2009/4)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2009/4/Add.1)

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Among other things, the Committee discussed the subject matter of communications ACCC/C/2008/23 (UK), ACCC/C/2008/27 (UK), ACCC/C/2008/29 (Poland) and ACCC/C/2008/30 (Moldova). It finalized its findings with regard to communication ACCC/C/2007/22 (France). It began to prepare draft findings on communications ACCC/C/2008/24 (Spain) and ACCC/C/2008/26 (Austria). It also considered admissibility of new communications received. The Committee also reviewed the situation with the follow-up on the relevant decisions on compliance and on reporting adopted at the 3rd meeting of the Parties (Decisions III/6a to f).

 

Twenty-third meeting

31 March - 3 April 2009, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the twenty-third meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2009/1)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2009/2)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2009/2/Add.1)

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Among other things, the Committee reviewed the situation with the follow-up on the relevant decisions on compliance and on reporting adopted at the 3rd meeting of the Parties. In particular, the Committee found that the caution imposed on Turkmenistan by the Meeting of the Parties through decision III/6e of the Meeting of the Parties should become effective on 1 May 2009. It also found that, although the caution imposed on Ukraine by the Meeting of the Parties through decision III/6f should not become effective, Ukraine was not yet fully in compliance with its obligations under the Convention. The Committee also discussed the subject matter of communications ACCC/C/2008/24 (Spain) and ACCC/C/2008/26 (Austria). It discussed certain matters arising in connection with communication ACCC/C/2005/15 (Romania) and finalized and adopted the findings on communication ACCC/C/2007/21 (European Community). It continued its deliberations on the subject matter of communication ACCC/C/2007/22 (France). It considered new information received in connection with communications ACCC/C/2008/23 (United Kingdom), ACCC/C/2008/27 (United Kingdom) and ACCC/C/2008/28 (Denmark). It also considered admissibility of four new communications received since its 22nd meeting.

 

Twenty-second meeting

17-19 December 2008, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the twenty-second meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2008/7) and (for English only) Corr.1

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2008/8)

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Among other things, the Committee discussed the subject matter of communication ACCC/C/2007/22 (France), continued its deliberations on the subject matter of communication ACCC/C/2007/21 (EC), considered new information received in connection with communications ACCC/C/2008/23 (UK) and ACCC/C/2008/28 (Denmark) and considered admissibility of five new communications received since its 21st meeting. The Committee also reviewed the situation with the follow-up on the relevant decisions on compliance and on reporting adopted at the 3rd meeting of the Parties.

 

Twenty-first meeting

17-19 September 2008, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the twenty-first meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2008/5) and (for French only) Corr.1

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2008/6)

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Among other things, the Committee held a discussion on communications ACCC/C/2007/21 (EC), reviewed new information received in connection with communications ACCC/C/2007/22 (France), ACCC/C/2008/23 (UK) and ACCC/C/2008/24 (Spain), and considered 3 new communications (ACCC/C/2008/26 (Austria), ACCC/C/2008/27 (UK) and ACCC/C/2008/28 (Denmark)).

 

Twentieth meeting

8-10 June 2008, Riga (Latvia)

Provisional agenda for the twentieth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2008/3)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2008/4)

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Among other things, the Committee discussed presentation of its report to the 3rd meeting of the Parties later that week, including updates on compliance by individual Parties. It discussed the outcome of the reporting by Parties on implementation. It also discussed in an open session preliminary admissibility of communication ACCC/C/2008/24 (Spain) and ACCC/C/2008/25 (Albania).

 

Nineteenth meeting

5-7 March 2008, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the Nineteenth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2008/1)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2008/2)

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The Committee discussed its draft findings with regard to communications ACCC/C/2005/15 (Romania), ACCC/C/2006/16 (Lithuania), ACCC/C/2006/17 (EC) and ACCC/C/2006/18 (Denmark), inter alia, on the basis of any comments received from the parties concerned, as well as preliminary admissibility of two new communications received. The Committee also discussed its report to the Meeting of the Parties, including reporting on compliance by individual Parties, implementation of decision of the 2nd meeting of the Parties on compliance and compliance with the reporting requirements.

 

Eighteenth meeting

28-30 November 2007, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the Eighteenth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2007/7)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2007/8)

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Among other things, the Committee entered into discussions on communication ACCC/C/2007/18 (Denmark), in the presence of the communicant and the Party concerned. The Committee also deliberated on communications ACCC/C/2005/15 (Romania), ACCC/C/2006/16 (Lithuania), ACCC/C/2005/17 (EC), ACCC/C/2007/19 (UK), ACCC/C/2007/20 (Kazakhstan), and ACCC/C/2007/21 (EC). It also discussed progress made with regard to the implementation of several recommendations of the Committee and decisions of the Meeting of the Parties.

 

Seventeenth meeting

26-28 September 2007, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the Seventeenth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2007/5)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2007/6)

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The Committee, among other things, held a discussion on the substance of communication ACCC/C/2007/17 (EC) and considered relevant developments with regard to communications ACCC/C/2005/15 (Romania), ACCC/C/2007/18 (Denmark), ACCC/C/2007/19 (United Kingdom), and ACCC/C/2007/20 (Kazakhstan). It also discussed how it would address its findings and, where appropriate, recommendations, with regard to compliance by individual Parties in its report to the third meeting of the Parties.

 

Sixteenth meeting

13-14 June 2007, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the Sixteenth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2007/3)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2007/4)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2007/4/Add.1)

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Among other things, the Committee finalized and adopted its findings and recommendations with regard to communication ACCC/C/2005/12 (Albania). It also discussed communication ACCC/C/2006/16 (Lithuania). The Party concerned and the communicant participated in the open part of the discussion.

 

Fifteenth meeting

21-23 March 2007, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the Fifteenth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2007/1)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2007/2)

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The Committee, among other things, discussed its draft findings and recommendations with regard to communication ACCC/C/2005/12 (Albania) and agreed to forward the draft for comments to the parties concerned as well as to the relevant international financial institutions. It also discussed additional information received from the communicant in communication ACCC/C/2005/15 (Romania) and agreed on a number of points to be raised with the Party concerned.

 

Fourteenth meeting

13-15 December 2006, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the fourteenth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2006/7)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2006/8)

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The Committee had an additional discussion on communication ACCC/C/2005/12 (Albania) with participation of the Part concerned and the Communicant. The Committee also discussed the draft guidance document on reporting.

 

Thirteenth meeting

4-6 October 2006, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the thirteenth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2006/5)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2006/6)

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Information about the meeting can be found in the meeting report.

 

Twelfth meeting

14-16 June 2006, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the twelfth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2006/3)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2006/4)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2006/4/Add.1)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2006/4/Add.2)

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English version of the meeting report and its addenda are available from the table of documents above.

 

Eleventh meeting

29-31 March 2006, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the eleventh meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2006/1)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2006/2)

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Addendum to the report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2006/2/Add.1)

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The Committee, among other things, finalized its findings and recommendation with regard to communication ACCC/C/2004/08 (Armenia) and findings on communication ACCC/C/2005/13 (Hungary), held further deliberations on communications ACCC/C/2004/06 (Kazakhstan), ACCC/C/2005/11 (Belgium), and ACCC/C/2005/12 (Albania) and determined preliminary admissibility of commmunication ACCC/C/2006/16 (Lithuania).

 

Tenth meeting

5-7 December 2005, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the tenth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2005/7)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2005/8)

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Meeting report is available in the table above.

 

Ninth meeting

12-14 october 2005, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the ninth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2005/5)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2005/6)

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The Compliance Committee prepared draft findings and recommendations with regard to communications ACCC/C/2004/06 and ACCC/C/2004/08 and determined preliminary admissibility of communications ACCC/C/2005/14 and ACCC/C/2005/15.

 

Eighth meeting

22-24 May 2005, Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Provisional agenda for the eighth meeting (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2005/3)

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Report (ECE/MP.PP/C.1/2005/4)

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The Committee discussed the subject matter of communications ACCC/C/2004/06 and ACCC/C/2004/08 and determined preliminary admissibility of communications ACCC/C/2005/12 and ACCC/C/2005/13. The meeting took place back-to-back with the 2nd Meeting of the Parties to the Convention where the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Veit Koester, presented its work.

 

Seventh meeting

16-18 February 2005, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the seventh meeting (MP.PP/C.1/2005/1)

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Report (MP.PP/C.1/2005/2)
Addendum 1 (MP.PP/C.1/2005/2.Add.1)
Addendum 2 (MP.PP/C.1/2005/2.Add.2)
Addendum 3 (MP.PP/C.1/2005/2.Add.3)
Addendum 4 (MP.PP/C.1/2005/2.Add.4)
Addendum 5 (MP.PP/C.1/2005/2.Add.5)

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At its seventh meeting the Committee focused on preparation of its report to the Meeting of the Parties and finalized its decisions with regard to five communications and one submission discussed earlier.

 

Sixth meeting

15-17 December 2004, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the sixth meeting (MP.PP/C.1/2004/7)

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Report (MP.PP/C.1/2004/8)

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At its 6th meeting the Committee discussed the subject matter of the first five communications as well as some of the claims made in submission ACCC/S/2004/01.

 

Fifth meeting

23-24 September 2004, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the fifth meeting (MP.PP/C.1/2004/5)

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Report (MP.PP/C.1/2004/6)

PDF ENG FRE RUS

The Committee discussed admissibility of four new communications as well as issues related to its Modus Operandi.

 

Fourth meeting

13-14 May 2004, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the fourth meeting (MP.PP/C.1/2004/3)

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Report (MP.PP/C.1/2004/4)

PDF ENG FRE RUS

The Committee embarked on the task of reviewing communications from the public.

 

Third meeting

22-23 January 2004, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the third meeting (MP.PP/C.1/2004/1)

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Report of the third meeting (MP.PP/C.1/2004/2)

PDF ENG FRE RUS

INFORMAL DOCUMENTS

The role of the Compliance Committee in relation to the Reporting Regime (English only)

PDF ENG - -

At its first three meetings the Committee focused on elaborating its procedures and modus operandi.

 

Second meeting

18-19 September 2003, Geneva (Switzerland)

Provisional agenda for the second meeting (MP.PP/C.1/2003/3)

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Report of the second meeting (MP.PP/C.1/2003/4)

PDF ENG FRE RUS

INFORMAL DOCUMENTS

Modus operandi v.2 (English only)

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NGOs and the Committee (English only)

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Information gathering and on-the-spot appraisals (English only)

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Procedures for handling submissions and refferrals (English only)

DOC ENG - -

At its first three meetings the Committee focused on elaborating its procedures and modus operandi.

 

First meeting

17-18 March 2003, Geneva (Switzerland)

Agenda for the first meeting (MP.PP/C.1/2003/1) (English only)

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Report on the first meeting (MP.PP/C.1/2003/2)

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At its first three meetings the Committee focused on elaborating its procedures and modus operandi.

 

In the table above, links to documents appear using the following abbreviations and icons:

File formats: PDF = pdf file; Word DOC = MS Word file
Languages: ENG – English; FRE – French; RUS – Russian
Documents available for downloading are indicated in blue typeface: ENG FRE RUS.

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