|PAN UK Welcomes Important Decision from the EU Court of Justice|
An immensely important decision from the EU Court of Justice that will make it easier to access information on pesticides and their effects has been announced.
"When a person requests access to environmental documents, the concept of ‘information on emissions into the environment’ covers, inter alia, information concerning the nature and effects of the release of a pesticide into air, water or soil, or onto plants
The confidentiality of commercial and industrial information may not be invoked to preclude the disclosure of such information"
This ruling will, we hope, allow greater access to information and transparency about the effects of pesticides and allow for far more thorough independent scrutiny of the ways in which people and the environment are exposed to, and affected by, them.