Préfet des Hauts-de-Seine v. Maire de Sceaux

19VE03892 1912600 2C13193001730
July 18, 2019
Provisional judgment
France, Versailles

Préfecture des Hauts-de-Seine
Philippe Laurent
Corinne Lepage

Summary proceedings
Herbicide, Glyphosate, Roundup
Suspension of the order of May 20, 2019 banning pesticides on the territory of the municipality taken by Philippe Laurent, Mayor of Sceaux.
Administrative Court of Appeals of Versailles, France

May 14, 2020
The judge in summary proceedings of the appeal court suspends the execution of the order prohibiting the use of glyphosate. At first instance, the request of the Prefect of Hauts-de-Seine to suspend the execution of the municipal order had been rejected by the administrative court of Cergy-Pontoise on Nov. 08, 2019 (1912600).

The order banning pesticides in the municipality of Sceaux issued by the mayor is challenged by the prefect of Hauts-de-Seine on the grounds that this measure is not the prerogative of a mayor, but of the Minister of Agriculture. The hearings take place on 10/29/2019. On Nov. 8, 2019, the judge for interim measures decided not to suspend the contested order. The prefect appeals this decision. The appeal hearing takes place on 2/27/2020. On May, 14 2020, the Versailles Administrative Court of Appeal suspends the municipal order. The mayor of Sceaux appeals to the Court of Cassation on 06/12/2020 against the order of the Versailles Administrative Court of Appeal.