High Court ruling upholds Ivory Act

Date: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Source: 
GOV.UK

The government has successfully defended a Judicial Review of the Ivory Act

 

The High Court has today (05 November) upheld the Ivory Act and ruled against a claim brought by a part of the antiques sector that the ban was unlawful.

The group of antiques dealers unsuccessfully argued in court that the Ivory Act was unlawful under EU law, including that it would disproportionately and adversely affect their businesses and incomes.

Today’s ruling means that the government will now press ahead to bring into force the ivory ban as soon as practicably possible, with a likely implementation date of early next year.

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