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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


  • 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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  • Laurence Boy & Christophe Charlier & Michel Rainelli & Isabelle Doussan, 2001. "Analyse de la communication de la commission européenne de février 2000 au regard des débats actuels sur le principe de précaution," Revue internationale de droit économique, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(2), pages 127-160.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:riddbu:ride_152_0127

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