Pesticide bystander fight taken to Europe

by

Georgina Downs has decided to fight the UK government in the European courts, after Defra appealed against a landmark High Court decision in November 2008 which ruled they had acted without due regard. The Judge, Mr Justice Collins, described the Government’s rules to protect bystanders from pesticides as ‘unlawful’.

He said Ms Downs had provided ‘solid evidence that residents have suffered harm to their health’ from pesticides and ruled Defra ‘must take steps to produce an adequate assessment of the risks to residents’.

However, Defra lodged an appeal in July 2009 and the ruling was overturned in the Court of Appeal.

Farmers Weekly (14 Jan)
Farmers Guardian (12 Jan)
The Guardian (11 Jan)

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: