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Analyse de la communication de la commission européenne de février 2000 au regard des débats actuels sur le principe de précaution

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  • Laurence Boy
  • Christophe Charlier
  • Michel Rainelli
  • Isabelle Doussan

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.

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Article provided by De Boeck Université in its journal Revue internationale de droit économique.

Volume (Year): t. XV, 2 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 127-160

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Handle: RePEc:cai:riddbu:ride_152_0127
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