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Damage Caused by Genetically Modified Organisms: Comparative Survey of Redress Options for Harm to Persons, Property or the Environment

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Edited by: Bernhard A. Koch

ISBN13: 9783899498110
Published: October 2010
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Country of Publication: Germany
Format: Hardcover
Price: £209.00



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The debate about the use of genetically modified organisms in European agriculture is fuelled by the fear of the general public about potential risks of GM farming, whether substantiated or not. Transgenic food is suspected to cause bodily harm, have a negative impact upon the health of animals, weaken the productivity of conventional farmland, reduce biodiversity or otherwise deteriorate the environment, to name but a few dangers popping up in the public debate.

Apart from setting standards for GM farming and requiring safety checks for transgenic products, all jurisdictions also provide for the case that such risks should materialize. These are not necessarily novel approaches - classic tort law already offers remedies for such losses. Sometimes these traditional solutions are enhanced or replaced by alternative redress schemes. This volume compares twenty European and four non-European jurisdictions in this respect and provides special analyses from an economic and insurance perspective as well as surveys of cross-border dispute resolution and international law.

Each country report covers the following areas:

  • General Overview;
  • Damage;
  • Causation;
  • Types of Liability;
  • Vicarious Liability;
  • Multiple tortfeasors;
  • Defences;
  • Remedies;
  • Cross-border issues - conflict of laws;
  • Cases;

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Subjects:
Environmental Law, Tort Law
Contents:
Introduction
Questionnaire
European Country Reports
Austria
Czech Republic
Denmark
England
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Italy
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malta
The Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Non-European Country Reports;
Australia
Brazil
Canada
United States
Special Reports
Damage Caused by GMOs under International Environmental Law
Cross-Border Damage Caused by Genetically Modified Organisms: Jurisdiction and applicable law
Did Biotechnology Regulation Come to a Conclusion? An Insurers’ Perspective
Liability to Third Parties for Damage Caused by GMOs: An Economic Perspective
Comparative Report
Comparative Analysis
Index