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Switzerland - Federal Supreme Court - BirdLife Appeal 2015 case - Summary with link to judgement

Appeal against a cantonal decision of shooting protected birds in order to regulate their population; access to justice – a decision by public authorities that may have an impact on nature protection concerns can not be taken in the form of simple internal instructions, but has to be issued as a formal ruling. Additionally, the qualification of such a decision as a formal ruling can not depend on a quantity criterion (i.e. when the intended measure affects less than 10% of the local animal population).

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