The precautionary principle

@inproceedings{Douma1997ThePP,
  title={The precautionary principle},
  author={W. Douma},
  year={1997}
}
The precautionary principle has been highly influential in legal systems all over the world. In its strongest and most distinctive forms, the principle imposes a burden of proof on those who create potential risks, and it requires regulation of activities even if it cannot be shown that those activities are likely to produce significant harms. Taken in this strong form, the precautionary principle should be rejected, not because it leads in bad directions, but because it leads in no direction… Expand
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