Taming the Precautionary Principle in EC Law: Lessons from Waste and GMO Regulation

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Publication type Article
JournalJournal for European Environmental & Planning Law
Year2007
Volume4
Issue6
Pages468-483
ISSN (print)1613-7272
ISSN (electronic)1876-0104
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The precautionary principle is a cornerstone of the EC's environmental policy and one of the guiding principles in the Waste Directive and GMO legislation. However, there appears to be a shift away from the use of the principle in these policy areas and a re-evaluation of the relationship between it and the commercial activity that it helps to regulate.
PublisherBrill
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1163/187601007X00064
DOI10.1163/187601007X00064
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