Analyse de la communication de la commission européenne de février 2000 au regard des débats actuels sur le principe de précaution
On 2 February 2000, the Commission of the European communities published a communication on the precautionary principle. In that communication, the Commission raises several important points�: I) the precautionary principle is a policy approach of general application, II) the precautionary principle is used for riskmanagement decision, science-based but involving a societal debate to decide on the acceptable level of risk imposed on the society, III) there is a need for a structured decision making process transparent which involves as early as possible the views of all interested parties. The aim of the paper is a general discussion on the different aspects, in the light of US criticisms.
Volume (Year): t. XV, 2 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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