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Science-Based Trade Disputes: A New Challenge in Harmonizing the Evidentiary Systems of Law and Science

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  • Siobán D. Harlow

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      *Address correspondence to Siobán D. Harlow, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 109 Observatory Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109; harlow@umich.edu.
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*Address correspondence to Siobán D. Harlow, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 109 Observatory Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109; harlow@umich.edu.

Abstract

In November 2001, the University of Michigan hosted one of the first dialogues among international trade law scholars and scientists in the field of risk assessment with the goal of identifying critical areas of misunderstanding between the two fields. This article discusses key issues that need to be addressed in order to better harmonize the scientific and legal systems of evidence within the context of trade disputes and trade law and presents the recommendations that emerged from the Michigan meeting.

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