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What UNECE does for you ... UNECE makes sure States apply the Espoo Convention, September 2009

The leaflet is available in PDF (570 kB, 4 pages) ENG and RUS languages.

Environmental impacts do not stop at the border. Your environment may be harmed by an activity in another country. What rights do you have? Authorities and members of the public in a potentially affected country can inform the Convention’s Implementation Committee if they believe a State Party is failing to fulfil its obligations under the Convention. Matthias Sauer, Chair of the Committee for 2008–2011, explains how the Convention and the Committee work.

Table of contents

What is the Espoo Convention?
What does the Implementation Committee do?
So is the Committee a court or tribunal?
Does the Committee always have to respond?
What information has to be provided?
How can the Committee be contacted?

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