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Seven Reasons the EU's Use of the Precautionary Principle is Misguided

This blog was originally published on 7 February 2011 and is part of the uploading to the new blog site. The original title was “What is wrong with the Precautionary Principle?” and includes a long comment with an excerpt from an article I published many years ago In the last six and a half years, nothing has changed in the EU process to alleviate my earlier concerns … to the contrary, the precautionary principle has become even more misused by activist opportunists.

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Lobbying / Public Affairs

Lessons from a dead fish

Craig Bennett, did an interesting experiment with a dead salmon. He assessed the ability of the fish to identify emotions in photographs presented to him. 127 more words

Class Content

ICC: Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's conclusion regarding her visit to Colombia

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda visited Colombia from September 10-13 to obtain clarifications on certain aspects of the future Special Jurisdiction for Peace, as well as information about the status of relevant national proceedings relating to extrajudicial killings of civilians known as “false positives”, sexual and gender-based crimes, and forced displacement. 56 more words


Uncertainties in Species Occurrence Data: How to deal with False Positives and False Negatives

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Species Surveys: New Opportunities and Ongoing Data Challenges

Monitoring is a fundamental step in the management of any species. The collection and careful analysis of species data allows us to make informed decisions about management priorities and to critically evaluate our actions. 1,571 more words

Methods Papers

Looking Back to See the Future Now


Technical analysts were taking note of record-high equity valuations back in May, 2013. There appears to be a new causal identity not related to earnings, which is, of course, incorrect. 271 more words

Political-Economy And Philosophy

Power, Poverty and Peace

An article I wrote last year on the false positives scandal in Colombia and the implications for peacebuilding has just been published in the State Crime Journal –  792 more words

Building Security And Justice After Conflict

False positives can be more costly than a malware infection

Poor business decisions can be very costly, especially in cybersecurity, where labeling clean items as malicious – so-called false positives – can have very damaging consequences. 1,108 more words

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