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Public participation in joint bodies for transboundary water cooperation: A new development by the Plenipotentiaries of Moldova and Ukraine

Iulia Trombitcaia

elni Review 2008, Issue 2,  pp. 86-92. https://doi.org/10.46850/elni.2008.013

In 2007, the Plenipotentiaries on boundary waters of Moldova and Ukraine adopted a Regulation aimed at streamlining public participation in the activities of this joint body established under the bilateral boundary waters agreement of 1994. This is the first example of formalised rules and procedures for the dissemination of information and public participation in the activities of joint bodies in the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA).
This article aims to review the current practice on and opportunities for public participation in the activities of joint bodies on transboundary water cooperation in the UNECE region, and to evaluate the mechanisms established by the Plenipotentiaries of Moldova and Ukraine. This article also examines the Almaty Guidelines on Promoting the Application of the Principles of the Aarhus Convention in International Forums.

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