In order to catalyze and to accelerate action in terms of implementing Principle 10, governments adopted the Guidelines for the Development of National Legislation on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters at the 11th Special Session of UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environmental Forum in Bali, Indonesia. These Guidelines though voluntary, demonstrate a willingness by Governments to more thoroughly engage the public at all levels to protect and manage the environment and related resources.

Guidelines for the Development of National Legislation on Access to information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters
Guidelines for the Development of National Legislation on Access to information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters
Date
Document types
Guidance Material/Model Law
SDGs
Goal 16
Keywords
Access to information, Access to justice, Human rights, Public participation