Environmentalists are continuing their judicial guerrilla warfare against 5G, the standard for mobile telephony that is to succeed 4G and whose frequencies are to be allocated this year. Last action: an interim procedure before the judicial court of Paris. Five hundred activists are asking to order an expert opinion on 5G. They filed their summons on 26 May, and request a first hearing on 30 June. Defended by Me Jean-Marc Descoubes, this collective is led by the founder of Young Ambassadors for the climate Côme Girschig, and includes some VIPs, such as film director Liza Azuelos, writer Hermine de Clermont-Tonnerre, or singer Alma Higelin.
According to their assignment, the expert will have to investigate “the implementation by mobile operators of effective measures on the prevention of the risk to human health and the environment, and the establishment of the safety of this technology”. In particular, he will have to visit the site of the 5G experiments conducted by the four operators. The expert must also “give an opinion on the risk of encroachment on individual freedoms and the technical means to be put in place to prevent, remedy and prevent the occurrence of these risks”.
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The main argument of environmental activists is that the precautionary principle must apply to 5G: “the precautionary principle is necessary when the risks to health or the environment are not certain, but simply probable, or in any case not excluded”. Otherwise, the four operators could be sued: “By their experiments and their applications, the operators are exposing the population to a future risk, which is currently not certain, but cannot be excluded. If this risk is realized, then the civil liability of the operators can be engaged. Their fault was that they ignored the precautionary principle. ”
Activists explain that the health and environmental effects of 5G are not known, as this new technology will use more antennas than existing mobile networks, but also higher frequency bands (3.5 and 26 gigahertz). They are mainly based on the pre-report issued at the end of 2019 by the ANSES (National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety). This pre-report deplores the fact that “research data is still scarce” on these new frequencies. And from an environmental point of view, 5G will be more energy consuming according to them. On the other hand, the assignment does not mention the reassuring report on the dangers of 5G issued in April by the National Frequencies Agency.
Two other associations, Agir pour l'environnement and Priartem, have lodged appeals on the merits and in summary proceedings before the Council of State against the decrees launching the allocation of 5G frequencies. They consider that this allocation (and in particular the absence of a prior environmental study) violates several environmental protection provisions, starting with the precautionary principle On 5 March, the High Court promised to render its verdict on the merits ”before the summer of 2020” , and therefore considered that there was no need to take procedure measures.
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