Préfet de Seine-Saint-Denis v. Maire de L’Île-Saint-Denis

February 19, 2020
Provisional judgment
France, Montreuil

Préfecture de Seine-Saint-Denis
Mohamed Gnabaly
Corinne Lepage

Summary proceedings
Other, Herbicide, Glyphosate
The prefect requests the cancellation of the order from October 10, 2019, banning the use of glyphosate and synthetic pesticides issued by Mohamed Gnabaly, mayor of L'ïle-Saint-Denis.
Administrative Court of Montreuil, France

March 3, 2020
The Prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis' request is rejected. The State will pay the commune of L'Île-Saint-Denis the sum of 1,000 euros, pursuant to Article L. 761-1 of the Code of Administrative Justice.

The order banning the use of pesticides in the municipality issued by the mayor of L'Île-Saint-Denis is attacked by the prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis on the grounds that this measure is not the responsibility of a mayor but of the Minister of Agriculture. The hearing at the Administrative Court of Montreuil for seven towns in Seine-Saint-Denis which had adopted an anti-pesticide order took place on 2/25/2019. On March 3, 2020, the interim relief judge rejects the request of the Prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis.