Ombudsman: Amendments to Legislation on Lake Sevan Made with Violation of Aarhus Convention Provisions
Armenian Human Rights Defender Karen Andreasyan made a statement on the legislative amendments as regards with Sevan. The statement says, 'On 15 July 2012 the Armenian Government submitted a package of legislative amendments to the National Assembly, which was admitted. The package lays down to increase annual water outlets from Lake Sevan from 170 million square meters to 320 million square meters. The ignorance of set procedural rules in case of decision-making in environmental matters is impermissible, which result in the violation of information accessibility, transparency of decision-making, public participation principles.'