Application of the 'Precautionary Principle' in the 2000 Biosafety Protocol to the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity

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Brown, Simon and Hassan, Daud (2005) Application of the 'Precautionary Principle' in the 2000 Biosafety Protocol to the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity. Journal of International Biotechnology Law, 2 (3). pp. 112-116. ISSN 1612-6068

Abstract

The development of genetic manipulation in recent years has caused both angst and excitement. The technology has the potential to solve world hunger and create cures for many of humanities ailments. However many have also expressed concern that our understanding of the potential of the technology to cause significant environmental harm is limited. The possibility that this harm could extend beyond national boundaries has led to the technology being discussed in the international environmental law arena. The Biosafety Protocolis a result of nations coming together to regulate so as to minimise the potential harm and maximise the potential gains from this emerging technology.

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Item type Article
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2701
DOI https://doi.org/10.1515/jibl.2005.2.3.112
Official URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jibl.2005.2.3.112
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Law
Keywords ResPubID14523, Biosafety Protocol, technology, cure, environmental harm
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