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Record ID
115027
Status
Published
Date of creation
2019-05-29 20:11 UTC (cjg072@mail.usask.ca)
Date of publication
2019-07-04 20:14 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General Information
Title
Reasonable Foreseeability and Liability in Relation to Genetically Modified Organisms
Author
Lara Khoury, McGill University; Stuart Smyth, University of Saskatchewan
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2007-06-03
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
This article examines problems that may arise when addressing liability resulting from the genetic modification of microbes, animals, and plants. More specifically, it evaluates how uncertainties relating to the outcomes of these biotechnological innovations affect-or may affect-the courts' application of the reasonable foreseeability requirement and, hence, liability under the tort of negligence. The article also examines how concern expressed by society about injuries feared to result from these genetically modified products could have an impact on the way the courts assess reasonable foreseeability in this area.
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Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
Identifier
DOI: 10.1177/0270467607300635
Publisher and its location
Sage Publications
Rights
Copyright © 2007 Sage Publications
Format
18 pages
PDF
Source
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society Vol. 27, No. 3, June 2007, 215-232
Keywords and any other relevant information
Reasonable foreseeability, liability, negligence, causation, duty of care, risk, uncertainty, biotechnology, innovation