Keyword: Council of State

French court bans indiscriminate bird hunting with nets and cages

Environmentalist associations have applauded a ruling by France's highest administrative court, the Council of State, which bans the use of netting and cages to capture birds, a traditional and indiscriminate method of hunting practiced in the north-east and south-west of the country. 

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French court fines government 10m euros over air pollution inaction

France's Council of State, the country's highest administrative court, on Wednesday fined the government 10 milion euros for its failure to take appropriate measures to combat air pollution which, according to some estimates, causes around 40,000 premature deaths every year.

French court gives government ultimatum on climate change action

In a case brought before it by a low-lying northern coastal town, France's Council of State, the country's highest administrative court, has ruled the government has nine months to meet its pledges on addressing climate change or face hefty fines.

Top French court overturns ban on breeding of cetaceans in captivity

Following a legal appeal by marine parks in France, the country's highest administrative court, the Council of State, has overruled a decision taken last year by outgoing socialist govenment environment minister Ségolène Royal which banned the future breeding of dolphins and killer whales in captivity, after the court decided it had not been properly redacted, .

French court upholds use of sweeping new house arrest powers

Council of state ruled appropriate the arbitrary house-arrest of seven environmentalists during Paris climate summit, as allowed by state of emergency.

Top French court grants coma patient the right to die

But parents of Vincent Lambert, who has been in a coma since 2008, appeal to European Court of Human Rights over case that has split family.

French ministries to block magistrates' decision to OK GM crop-planting

France's highest administrative body gives go-ahead to planting of genetically modified corn, but two key ministries said they would block the move.