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Case Law C-552/07 (17/02/2009)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Communities' Court of Justice

Date: 02/17/2009

Subject: The Court affirmed that Member States cannot invoke a public order exception so as to prevent the disclosure of the location of release of genetically modified organisms. The right of public access to information applies therefore to releases of genetically modified organisms.

Parties: Commune de Sausheim c/ Pierre Azelvandre

Classification: Solidarity - Art. 38 Consumer protection - Citizens’ rights - Art. 42 Right to access documents of EU institutions

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