The Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and the Right to Legal Protection in Environmental Matters. The Aarhus Convention was adopted on 25 June 1998 at the Fourth Conference “Environment for Europe” in Aarhus (Denmark). Convention is the protection of the right of every individual, present and future generations to live in an environment adequate to his health and well-being.
- access to information on the environment – the right of citizens to obtain environmental information from state authorities;
- public participation in environmental decision-making – the right of citizens to participate in decision-making during the preparation of plans, programs, policies and regulations related to the environment and
- Right to legal protection – the right of citizens to have access to legal protection in the event of a violation of their right to access information or to participate in environmental matters.