Europe's Top Court Affirms EU Ban On Seal Products

Law360, New York (September 3, 2015, 6:19 PM EDT) -- The European Union’s highest court on Thursday upheld an EU ban on the import and sale of seal products, dealing a blow to indigenous people in Canada and Greenland as well as commercial entities in Norway and Turkey that rely on trading in seal products.

The EU’s Court of Justice rejected a bid led primarily by Canadian aboriginal people appealing a lower court’s affirmation of the ban adopted by the 28-member bloc in 2010, saying that the appellants had failed to show how the ban, which...
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