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Date of creation
2012-05-02 20:54 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-05-25 18:51 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-06-01 19:19 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Risk Assessment and Precaution in the Biosafety Protocol
Ryan Hill, Sam Johnston and Cyrie Sendashonga
Author’s contact information
Ryan Hill, Azimuth Consulting Group
218-2902 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V6K 2G8
  • English
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Summary, abstract or table of contents
Review article discussing the compatibility of risk assessment and precaution in the context of the CBD Biosafety Protocol

The article is divided into the following sections:
1. Introduction
2. Biosafety concerns regarding GMOs
3. Gene Flow
4. Horizontal Gene Flow
5. Effects on non-Target Organisms
6. Risk Assessment Provisions in the Protocol
7. Precaution in the Protocol
8. Distinguishing the roles of risk assessment and Precaution
9. The Mandate of Risk Assessors
10. Bias in the Scientific Method
11. Values and Risk Attitudes in Decision Making
12. Definitions of Precaution
13. Conclusion
Thematic areas
  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
ISSN 0962 8797
Publisher and its location
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford and Malden, MA, USA
© Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2004
8 page PDF
Review of European Community & International Environmental Law (RECIEL) 13(3): 263-269.
Keywords and any other relevant information
Citation: Volume 13, Issue 3, pages 263-269, November 2004
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