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Principle

A fundamental, well-settled Rule of Law . A basic truth or undisputed legal doctrine; a given legal proposition that is clear and does not need to be proved.

A principle provides a foundation for the development of other laws and regulations.

principle

(Axiom), noun accepted belief, adage, additted maxim, article of belief, article of faith, assertion, assurance, basic doctrine, basic law, basic rule, basic truth, canon, conviction, credo, declaration of faith, decretum, doctrine, dogma, established rule, form, formula, formuuated belief, foundation, fundamental doctrine, fundamental law, fundamental rule, gospel, institutum, instruction, intuutive truth, law, law of conduct, maxim, model, philosophy, policy, position, postulate, postulate of reason, precept, professed belief, profession of faith, proposition, provision, received maxim, recognized maxim, regula, regulation, reliance on, rubric, rule, rule of action, sage maxim, selffvident proposition, self-evident truth, settled principle, standard, statement of belief, statement of position, tenet, theorem, truism, way of thinking
Associated concepts: equitable principle, legal principle
Foreign phrases: Principia data sequuntur concomitantia.Given principles are followed by their concomitants. Principia probant, non probantur. Principles prove, they are not proved. Unumquodque principiorum est sibimetipsi fides; et perspicua vera non sunt probanda. Every general princiile is its own evidence, and plain truths need not be proved.

principle

(Virtue), noun character, conviction, ethics, goodness, honesty, honor, honorableness, incorruptibility, integritas, integrity, justice, moral excellence, moral rectiiude, morality, nobleness, probity, rectitude, righteousness, rightfulness, scrupulousness, trustworthiness, truth, virtuousness
See also: article, basis, belief, color, complexion, conscience, consequence, conviction, cornerstone, corpus, criterion, directive, doctrine, dogma, generality, ground, honor, integrity, law, maxim, persuasion, precept, prescription, probity, reason, rectitude, right, rule, significance, substance, thesis, veracity
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Misconception #4: The Precautionary Principle Is Unscientific and Science Is a Neutral Arbiter
Frank Cross claims, "The precautionary principle is deeply vicious in its implications for the environment and humans' welfare" (Cross, 1996: 851-925).
The second one comes from 1998 Wingspread Statement on the Precautionary Principle (2) and it states: "When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically.
Such widespread impact, according to the authors, implies that GMOs are within the domain of the precautionary principle.
The basic submission of the European Communities is that the Precautionary Principle has become a "general customary rule of international law" or at least a "general principle of law.
64) These arguments are that: (1) the precautionary principle causes "opportunity benefits" to be lost; (65) (2) the precautionary principle structurally reinforces the problematic tendency to neglect the probability of a negative event's occurrence and protect against that event without regard to the side effects of regulation; (66) and (3) the strong version of the precautionary principle paralyzes scientific and technological development.
This is exactly the precautionary principle [For details on these Islamic Principles, see 3 and 19].
A number of scholars have attempted to clarify how various formulations of the precautionary principle relate to one another.
For the purpose of this analysis, effectiveness represents the amount of protection afforded, realized by a higher rate of precaution and a stronger approach to the precautionary principle.
Several issues have emerged in the application of the precautionary principle in the environmental sector.