France has failed to transpose EU directives on protection of animals used for scientific purposes: judgment

September 13, 2002

Luxembourg, 12 September 2002

C-152/00, Commission of the European Communities v French Republic

Judgment of the Court of Justice (Fifth Chamber) on 12 September 2002 (link to English version when available). Full text

Failure by a Member State to fulfil its obligations - Directive 86/609/EEC - Incomplete transposition

The Court:

1. Declared that, by failing to adopt all the measures necessary to ensure the correct transposition of Articles 4, 7(3), 11, 12(2), 18(1) and (3) and 22(1) of Council Directive 86/609/EEC of 24 November 1986 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States regarding the protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes, the French Republic has failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive;

2. Ordered the French Republic to pay the costs.

European Court of Justice, judgment 12 September 2002

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