PROPOSED ANNOTATED INDEX OF THE ACTION PLAN ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS ON ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
OF THE COORDINATORS OF THE AD HOC WORKING GROUP
The First Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Escazú Agreement (COP1) held in Santiago from April 20-22, 2022, in its Decision I/6 agreed to establish an open-ended ad hoc working group on human rights defenders in environmental matters (Working Group or Group).
The Working Group is currently functioning under the leadership and coordination of Chile, Ecuador and St. Kitts and Nevis. The main task of the Group, according to the Decision, is the elaboration of an action plan on the matter (Action Plan or Plan), to be presented at the second ordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties for its consideration and approval (2024).
The document submitted for consultation is a preliminary proposal for an annotated index that has been prepared by the coordinating countries of the Working Group. As inputs in its preparation, the coordinators considered the text of the Escazú Agreement, the Implementation Guide prepared by ECLAC, and the proposals presented and inputs from the first Annual Forum on human rights defenders in environmental issues held on November 22 and 23, 2022 in Quito.
Modality of the consultation
The coordinators of the Working Group have made a survey available to the public for the purpose of recording in a systematized and orderly manner the comments and observations of the public on the proposed Annotated Index of the Action Plan. This survey will facilitate the systematization of all the proposals received, as well as their subsequent review and analysis.
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Deadline of the consultation (EXTENDED DEADLINE)
6 July 2023 at 11:59pm (Santiago, Chile time).