Notre Affaire à Tous et al v. French State Reference : No description Complaint date : January 10, 2022 Status : Not judged Place of jurisdiction : France, Paris Plaintiffs types : Environmental NGOs Plaintiffs names : Notre Affaire à Tous, Pollinis, Biodiversité sous nos pieds, Association nationale pour la protection des eaux et rivières Truite-Ombre-Saumon (Anper-Tos), Association pour la protection des animaux sauvages et du patrimoine naturel (ASPAS) Defendants : French Republic Lawyers : Emmanuel DAOUD Case nature : Administrative Products : All Requests : Recognition of the responsibility of the French State and its failure to protect biodiversity; Revision of the process of placing pesticides on the market so that the most destructive of biodiversity can no longer be marketed; Compensation for the systemic ecological damage suffered. Name of the Court : Administrative Court of Paris, France Jurisdiction level : Court Summary : Five NGOs are filing a lawsuit against the French government for failing to meet its obligations to protect biodiversity, including the establishment of a pesticide registration system that truly protects pollinators and wildlife in general. According to the groups, this is the first citizen's lawsuit in the world against a state for failing to protect biodiversity. Since the State is committed to protecting biodiversity and stopping its decline, that pesticides are one of the main causes of this decline, that the process of authorizing the marketing of pesticides is deeply insufficient, that these inadequacies lead to the marketing of products whose effects have not been fully and impartially studied, that the State is competent to regulate the marketing of pesticides in addition to the competence of the European Union in this matter, by not acting on the failures noted, the State is clearly guilty of faulty failure likely to engage its responsibility in particular for ecological damage. Scientific references : No scientifice reference for this case. Related links : Effondrement de la biodiversité : cinq ONG déposent un recours contre l’état pour demander justice pour le vivant [ENGLISH] Legal action against the State in the face of biodiversity collapse Justice pour le Vivant !