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Title: The implementation of procedural environmental rights : the BTC case study on the implementation of procedural environmental rights
Author: Giviashvili, I.
Awarding Body: Nottingham Trent University
Current Institution: Nottingham Trent University
Date of Award: 2011
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This PhD dissertation includes a case study on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline Project and aims to examine questions related to the implementation and exercise of procedural environmental rights. The BTC Pipeline was constructed to transport oil from Azerbaijan, through Georgia, to Turkey. More specifically, this dissertation aims to examine: the obligations of state with regard to the implementation of procedural environmental rights under the Aarhus Convention; the requirements of private sector borrowers under the Equator Principles regarding the disclosure of information and public consultation; the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the light of its potential to be used for environmental protection. This PhD dissertation seeks to make an original contribution to knowledge through the drawing up of conclusions on the: 1) legal regime of the BTC project in the light of the relationship between the BTC project agreements, the Aarhus Convention and the domestic normative acts of Georgia; 2) non-implementation by Georgia of procedural environmental rights under the Aarhus Convention in the context of the BTC project; violation by Georgia of Articles 8, 1 of Protocol No. 1, 10 and 11 of the ECHR in the BTC project context; non-compliance by the BTC Co. with the requirements of the Equator Principles; 3) presence of links between the existence and proper functioning of democracy and the effective exercise of the Aarhus Convention rights; 4) existence of links between the enjoyment of the ECHR rights and the effective exercise of the Aarhus Convention rights; 5) existence of links between the implementation of the Aarhus Convention rights and those of the ECHR. The study seeks also to make an original contribution to knowledge by reaching conclusions as to how to redress the shortcoming of the revised Equator Principles and how to improve the implementation of the Equator Principles on behalf of the “Equator” banks.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.629211  DOI: Not available
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