Communication to the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee – Alleged Non-Compliance by Kingdom of Norway with the obligations under the Aarhus Convention: Rejection of Request for Access to Environmental Information from (a) Newspaper Editors, and (b) Bar Association; by Norwegian Environment Appeals Committee and Parliamentary Ombudsman.
[01/02] Attachments: Communication & Summary
[02/02] Attachments: Enclosures [A]-[H]
Overview of Communication:
[1.1] Non-compliance to Access to Information (Article 4 (1) & (7)), by Media Editors: Adresseavisen: Editor: Arne Blix; Aftenposten: Editor: Hilde Haugsgjerd; Bergens Tidende: Editor: Trine Eilertsen; Dagbladet: Editor: John Arne Markussen; NRK: Editor: Hans Tore Bjerkaas; TV2: Editor: Alf Hildrum; VG: Editor: Torry Pedersen.
[1.2] A general failure to implement, or implement correctly, the General (Article 3(1)) and Collection and Dissemination of Environmental Information (Article 5(1)) provisions of the Convention; by the Bar Association (Advokatforeningen): Disciplinary Committee and Disciplinary Board for Advocates (Disiplinærnemnden for advokater).
[1.3] Non-Compliance to Access to Justice (Article 9 (1) & (4)), by the Environmental Appeals Board (Klagenemnda for miljøinformasjon): Erroneous ‘Environmental Information’ definition, Denied Due Process and Effective Remedy.
[1.4] Non-Compliance to Access to Justice (Article 9 (1) & (4)), by the Parliamentary Ombudsman: Denied Due Process & Effective Remedy.