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22 February 2023

End Double Standards in Pesticide Trade: Country examples of legislative efforts from Germany, India and Tunisia

22 February 2023, 2:00 pm

The online event presents legislative efforts by importing and exporting countries to stop the trade of pesticides banned in the land of origin. The export of banned pesticides to third countries is being recognised as a threat to human rights. In the case of the European Union (EU), most hazardous agrochemicals are not approved for use because of their negative effects on human health and/or the environment, yet manufacturers in EU countries such as Germany and others are still producing them to sell them abroad. The call for ending such double standards in pesticide trade is joined by civil society organizations in the Global South and North and by human rights experts from the United Nations alike. Inputs from Germany, India and Tunisia provide examples on how governments can take legislative efforts.


  • Susan Haffmans Pestizid Aktions-Netzwerk e.V. (PAN Germany)
  • Semia Gharbi Association d‘Education Environnementale pour les Futures Générations (AEEFG Tunisia)
  • Dileep Kumar Pesticide Action Network India (PAN India)
  • Mirka Fries (LL.M.)
  • Ida Westphal (Ass. iur.)


  • Dr Silke Bollmohr INKOTA-netzwerk
  • Dr Christian Schliemann-Radbruch European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)

Online event, please register here.

The event is jointly organized by the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, the INKOTA-netzwerk, the Pestizid Aktions-Netzwerk (PAN Germany) and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.


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