We can expect all documents to still be published as planned, if I am not mistaken May 6th?
I don't read it that way.
"dates of the dispatches of statutory documents for the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee will be established, in accordance with the Rules of Procedure, at the appropriate time.
The "appropriate time
" according to the "Rules of Procedure
" is in Rule 45 of those rules"Rule 45. Deadline for distribution of documents
The documents relating to the items on the Provisional Agenda of each session of the Committee shall be distributed at the latest six weeks before the beginning of the session"
So - they MUST
be distributed "at the latest"
6 weeks before whenever the WHC is rescheduled to??
But that doesn't preclude them from being published BEFORE that date
So - this page
for the documents of the 45th WHC states "Relevant documents regarding the session will be put online as soon as they become available"
So - as per the RULES - there would seem no particular reason why e.g Advisory Body reports should not still be published "as soon as they become available
" - as they were presumably working to the original "6 weeks before" deadline then they could still be made available according to that original deadline?? On the other hand they, and any other documents for the meeting, do not HAVE to be made available until 6 weeks before whenever the rescheduled date might be!! We will just have to await May 6 and see what gets published then - but also accepting that it might be nothing!!!
Can anyone remember/discover exactly what happened regarding the publication of documents for the originally scheduled 44th WHC (2020) which was postponed because of Covid? I found this
relating to the matter published by IUCN which seems to indicate that publication in that case WAS postponed until the date of the next WHC had been determined - at which point the 6 week rule came into play based on the new date.