The Precautionary Principle

Collection of publications on this topic

The precautionary principle denotes a duty to prevent harm, when it is within our power to do so, even when all the evidence is not in. This principle has been codified in several international treaties to which Canada is a signatory. Domestic law makes reference to this principle but implementation remains limited.

Below are collected publications that CELA has written concerning the precautionary principle, including a detailed bibliography.