ISBN-10:
052151326X
ISBN-13:
9780521513265
Pub. Date:
03/31/2011
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Science and the Precautionary Principle in International Courts and Tribunals: Expert Evidence, Burden of Proof and Finality

Science and the Precautionary Principle in International Courts and Tribunals: Expert Evidence, Burden of Proof and Finality

by Caroline E. Foster
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ISBN-13: 9780521513265
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2011
Series: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law Series , #79
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Caroline E. Foster is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She also advises governments and NGOs on matters relating to disputes before international courts and tribunals and issues arising in public international law more generally.

Table of Contents

Part I. Context and Theory:
1. Introduction;
2. Cooperation between disputing parties;
Part II. Expert Evidence:
3. Methods for taking expert evidence in scientific disputes;
4. The role of adjudicators and the role of experts;
Part III. Burden of Proof:
5. Getting to the heart of the rules on burden of proof;
6. Reversing the burden of proof to give effect to the precautionary principle;
Part IV. The Finality of Adjudication:
7. Finality, revision and nullity in scientific cases;
8. Reassessment proceedings and res judicata;
9. Conclusion.

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