A1 Plus | 21:36:21 | 30-04-2004 | Social |
WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE IN A FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT
Armenia ratified Aarhus Convention in 2001. But it hasn’t yet been
officially translated into Armenian and published. “Our officials don’t like
Aarhus Convention”, lawyer Aida Iskoyan said at an ecology seminar on
“Ecology Problems and Coverage in Mass Media”, held by OSCE Yerevan Office
and Social Center for Ecological Information. She considers ratification of
the Convention as achievement in such atmosphere.
Convention provides that everyone has the right to get ecological
information. “If an official refuses to give information, he must base why”,
Mrs. Iskoyan says.
Ecology International Academy member, Professor Razmik Petrosyan stresses
the ecological education, adding economic instruments are necessary for it.