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2003

Science and Technology Law

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

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Science And International Trade, John Garvey May 2003

Science And International Trade, John Garvey

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

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Science And International Trade – Third Generation Scholarship, Jeffery Atik, David A. Wirth May 2003

Science And International Trade – Third Generation Scholarship, Jeffery Atik, David A. Wirth

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Myth Of Science As A “Neutral Arbiter” For Triggering Precautions, Vern R. Walker May 2003

The Myth Of Science As A “Neutral Arbiter” For Triggering Precautions, Vern R. Walker

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

This article demonstrates that science cannot be a "neutral arbiter" for triggering precautionary measures, because both making and warranting findings of risk require non-scientific decisions. Making a risk finding requires decisions about the meaning of "risk of harm," about the meaning of any modifiers for that predicate, and about the degree of confidence asserted for the finding as a whole. Determining that the available scientific evidence warrants a finding of risk requires decisions about acceptable degrees of various types of uncertaintynamely, conceptual uncertainty, measurement uncertainty, sampling uncertainty, modeling uncertainty, and causal uncertainty. This article illustrates these decisions using examples from ...


Science And “Post-Discriminatory” Wto Law, Robert E. Hudec May 2003

Science And “Post-Discriminatory” Wto Law, Robert E. Hudec

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.