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Synonyms for principle

Synonyms for principle

a broad and basic rule or truth

moral or ethical strength

Synonyms for principle

a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

(law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)

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As seen, the procedural side of the precautionary principle requires the implementation of democratic decision-making processes that would help the decision-maker to select and prioritize risks.
This version of the precautionary principle does not state how the precautious regulation should be.
Keywords: environmental principles, precautionary principle, risk management, pre-damage control, post-damage control, liability
It may be important for those who disagree with the court decision to understand that the precautionary principle shifts the burden of evidence of harm away from those likely to suffer harm onto those desiring to change the status quo.
AS TO THE SECOND ISSUE WHICH INVOLVES THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE, THE APPELLATE BODY IN ITS DECISION:
Part II discusses the importance of two cornerstone regulatory components in reforming TSCA: a strong precautionary principle and mechanisms to close the data gap.
It has become the leading proponent in the United States of the Precautionary Principle as a new basis for environmental and public health policy.
One way to summarize the precautionary principle is, "Never do anything for the first time.
Concept and Application of the Precautionary Principle in Nanobiotechnology
They are in line with international laws on application of precautionary principle contained in the Cartagena Protocol made under the Convention on Biological Diversity and the SPS Agreement, a part of the WTO legal regime.
This is a fundamental but damning document on non-application of the precautionary principle and the absence of implementation of the 12 proposals presented by the EEA in 2001," said MEP Corinne Lepage (ALDE, France) at the press conference presenting the report.
Although there was no evidence that the quantity of thimerosal in vaccines was harmful, the [PHS and] AAP argued for the precautionary principle," Dr.
However, the article could give the misleading impression that the precautionary principle constitutes a straightforward guideline for improving public policy in this area.
In response to this challenge, many regulators have employed the precautionary principle as a way of giving objective structure to their systems.