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Chlordecone in the West Indies: civil parties announce to appeal the dismissal


Several civil parties in the judicial information on the massive pollution of the Antilles with chlordecone have announced that they are appealing the dismissal of...

Several civil parties in the judicial investigation into the massive pollution of the Antilles with chlordecone have announced that they are appealing the dismissal of the investigating judges pronounced on Monday, according to elements collected on Friday January 6 by AFP.

Historical lawyer for the victims of chlordecone and environmentalist mayor of Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe), Me Harry Durimel has indicated to franceinfo his intention to appeal.

"Justice be done to us"

If the Court of Appeal does not agree with us, we will appeal to the Court of Cassation.

We are determined to go as far as the Court of Cassation and the European Court of Justice for justice to be done to us

, ”he also assured.


A rule of law cannot say that there is a dismissal in the face of such a serious injustice

", also indicated the lawyer, "


" because "

it is through the press

" that the Guadeloupe and Martinican associations have, according to him, learned of the dismissal.

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Serge Letchimy, president of the executive council of the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique, civil party, announced in a press release to organize a meeting Friday at 11:00 a.m. (3:00 p.m. Paris time) with the various political authorities of the island.

All the lawyers intend to continue the proceedings, that is to say to challenge this decision.

They will appeal, if the appeal does not go in our direction, to challenge before the Court of Cassation and to go if necessary before the European authorities

"indicated to AFP Philippe Pierre-Charles, member of the collective Lyannaj pou Depolyé Matinik.

“We will go all the way”


We are going to

" appeal, "

we will go to the end, we are not going to capitulate, and we will ensure that in this case, the people of Martinique and their constitutional right are respected

", abounded with AFP Me Louis Boutrin, lawyer for the association Pour Une ÉCOlogie Urbaine, civil party since 2007 in this case.

In a press release, the Générations Futures association also indicates its intention to appeal this decision.


It is unbearable for the victims not to be able to defend their rights during a trial that has become essential

", indicated Nadine Lauverjat, general delegate of the association.

Me Christophe Lèguevaques also indicated in a press release that he was going to "


" to his clients to "

appeal this iniquitous decision, based on false facts and disregarding the elementary rules of law


Two Parisian investigating judges recognized on Monday a "

health scandal

" but put an end, without prosecution, to the investigation into the poisoning caused by this pesticide authorized in banana plantations until 1993.

Source: lefigaro

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