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Intersessional meeting (virtual) of the Negotiating Committee of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean (Principle 10)

At this meeting, article 9 (access to environmental justice) was presented and discussed

Virtual, Latin America and the Caribbean - 31 Jan 2017

Description

Background: At the fifth meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the regional agreement on access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean held in Santiago from 21 to 25 November 2016, the countries decided to call an intersessional meeting of the Negotiating Committee (virtual) in January 2017. Pursuant to the Organization and Work Plan of the Negotiating Committee, no decisions are to be taken at virtual meetings.

Objective of the meeting: Present and discuss article 9 of the compilation text on access to environmental justice with the aim of identifying consensuses and divergences that facilitate the negotiation at the next meeting of the Negotiating Committee (Brasilia, 20-24 March 2017). As agreed by the Presiding Officers, the discussion will be steered by Brazil and Chile.

Programme

12 - 12.15 pm

Welcoming remarks

ECLAC, Brazil and Chile

12.15 - 12.30 pm

Presentation of article 9 of the compilation text on access to justice in environmental matters

Brazil and Chile

12.30 - 12.45 pm

Comments by Silvia Cappelli, Fiscal Superior, Court of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

12.45 – 1 pm

Comments by Gabriela Burdiles and Nicole Mohammed, legal advisers to the elected representatives of the public (in Spanish)

1 – 1.45 pm

Dialogue with participants

ECLAC, Brazil and Chile

1.45 – 2 pm

Conclusions and closing remarks

ECLAC, Brazil and Chile

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31 Jan 2017
Intergovernmental meetings
Virtual
Virtual
Latin America and the Caribbean
By registration

Contact

Secretariat of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean
secretaria.escazu@cepal.org
www.cepal.org/acuerdodeescazu
www.cepal.org/en/escazuagreement

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