Litigation is a pivotal strategic lever to compel both public and private actors to fulfil their social and environmental responsibilities, advancing the causes of general interest championed by associations.
Legal Action Against Producers, Importers, and Distributors of Imidacloprid in France for the Decline of Bird Populations in Agricultural Environments
Recent studies demonstrate a spatial and temporal correlation between the mass commercialisation of imidacloprid, especially in the United States, the Netherlands, and France, and the decline of birds in rural areas. This establishes a causal link between these pesticides and environmental damage.
The association apiDV, with the legal expertise of Intérêt à Agir, has twice approached the Secretary of State for Disabled People, Sophie Cluzel, in June and December 2021, asking her to enforce the law—passed nearly 17 years ago on 11 February 2005!
To make International Investment Agreements (IIAs) compatible with states’ international human rights obligations, it is necessary to profoundly rethink their structure.
Filing of a compensatory claim in the interest of the UTOPIA 56 and HUMAN RIGHTS LEAGUE associations alongside victims, in order to establish the responsibility of the French authorities in the shipwreck of 24 November 2021 in the English Channel
On 13 February 2023, a request was filed with several authorities, including the Prime Minister, the Interior Minister, the Secretary of State for the Sea, the Maritime Prefect of the Channel and the North Sea, and the Director of the Regional Operational Monitoring and Rescue Centre (CROSS). This was formulated by three families of victims and two associations, Utopia 56 and the Human Rights League, seeking compensation for the damages suffered following this tragic shipwreck.
Order of 6 July 2023 in the Matter of the climate obligations of oil major Total – An analysis from Intérêt à Agir’s Responsible Economy Commission
When judges take up causes advocated by associations, they play a decisive role in defending the public interest and can address the urgency of contemporary societal expectations.