CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
18Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the CaribbeanEscaz˙, 4 March 201822 April 2021, in accordance with article 22(1) , the present Agreement shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the eleventh instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.Signatories24Parties12C.N.195.2018.TREATIES-XXVII.18 of 9 April 2018 (Opening for signature) and C.N.196.2018.TREATIES-XXVII.18 of 9 April 2018 (Issuance of Certified True Copies).The Agreement was adopted on 4 March 2018 at the ninth meeting of the negotiating committee of the regional agreement on access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean held in Escaz˙, Costa Rica, from 28 February to 4 March 2018. It shall be open for signature at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 27 September 2018 to 26 September 2020 by any of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean included in annex 1 of the Agreement.
ParticipantSignatureRatification, Acceptance(A), Approval(AA), Accession(a)Antigua and Barbuda27 Sep 2018 4 Mar 2020 Argentina27 Sep 2018 22 Jan 2021 Belize24 Sep 2020 Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 2 Nov 2018 26 Sep 2019 Brazil27 Sep 2018 Colombia11 Dec 2019 Costa Rica27 Sep 2018 Dominica26 Sep 2020 Dominican Republic27 Sep 2018 Ecuador27 Sep 2018 21 May 2020 Grenada26 Sep 2019 Guatemala27 Sep 2018 Guyana27 Sep 2018 18 Apr 2019 Haiti27 Sep 2018 Jamaica26 Sep 2019 Mexico27 Sep 2018 22 Jan 2021 Nicaragua27 Sep 2019 9 Mar 2020 Panama27 Sep 2018 10 Mar 2020 Paraguay28 Sep 2018 Peru27 Sep 2018 St. Kitts and Nevis26 Sep 2019 26 Sep 2019 St. Lucia27 Sep 2018 1 Dec 2020 St. Vincent and the Grenadines12 Jul 2019 26 Sep 2019 Uruguay27 Sep 2018 26 Sep 2019