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Title: GMO Statutory Liability Regimes: An International Review

Author: Michael Migus

Date: December 2004

Description: The paper surveys statutory liability regimes related to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Several nations have recognized the uniqueness of GMOs and the potential inability of traditional civil liability regimes to deal with this unique technology. Consequently, multiple national statutory instruments have been created to address GMO-related liability and redress. The paper presents eight recommendations that would allow Canadian policy to meet the new and complex legal challenges related to GMOs.

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