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Disaster Preparedness and Response Act (No. 10 of 2000)

21/06/2000 Rights: Information Participation Justice Topics: Environmental education Belize

This Act provides for the organisation of State actions for the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to and recovery from disasters in Belize. It includes requirements for public inquiries in the decision-making process of plans, programmes and policies.

Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (No. 107 of 1995)

30/09/1995 Rights: Information Participation Topics: Environmental assessment Belize

These regulations establish the processes involved in the preparation and evaluation of environmental impact assessments, including the requirements on public participation and public hearings.

Freedom of Information Act (No. 9 of 1994)

05/05/1994 Rights: Information Justice Belize

The Freedom of Information Act promotes maximum disclosure of information in the public interest, guarantees and facilitates the right of access to information of every person and provides for effective mechanisms to secure that right. 

Environmental Protection Act (No. 22 of 1992)

14/12/1992 Rights: Information Participation Justice Topics: Environmental education Environmental assessment Pollutant Release Register Belize

This Act establishes a comprehensive legal and institutional framework for environmental protection in Belize.

Constitution of Belize

21/09/1981 Rights: Information Participation Justice Belize

The Constitution of Belize ensures access to information and participation within the framework of the freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly and association. It also provides constitutional guarantees in case the aforementioned rights are infringed.