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EUROPEAN COURT NEONICOTINOIDS JUDGEMENTS HAVE VERY WIDE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE UK

On 17 May 2018 the General Court of the European Union delivered judgements on three joined cases on challenges to restrictions introduced at the EU level on neonicotinoid insecticides, substances found to have adverse effects on bees. The Court dismissed the challenges for three of the substances, but largely upheld the fourth challenge, on the grounds that there had not been an adequate prior impact assessment. The judgements constitute a strong re-statement of the precautionary principle.

To receive a copy of our assessment of these landmark judgements, and their implications for UK agriculture and chemicals policy, the precautionary principle, and how they affect the UK and devolved administrations’ legislation on Environmental Governance and Principles,
please contact William Wilson, Barrister-Director, Wyeside Consulting Ltd at info@wyesideconsulting.com