Netherlands failed to transpose directive on protetion of animals used for experimental purposes: judgment

January 20, 2003

Luxembourg, 16 January 2003

C-205/01, Commission of the European Communities v Kingdom of the Netherlands

Judgment of the Court of Justice (Fifth Chamber) on 16 January 2003 (link to English version when available). Full text

Failure of a Member State to fulfil its obligations - Directive 86/609/EEC - Protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes - Incomplete transposition

The Court:

1. Declared that, by failing to adopt all the measures necessary to ensure the correct transposition of Articles 11 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 Kingdom of the Netherlands has failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive;

2. Ordered the Kingdom of the Netherlands to pay the costs.

European Court of Justice, judgment 16 January 2003

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