Posts Tagged PFAS
Our scoping study on a principle of ‘essential use’ in international and European regulatory (particularly chemicals) law.
Update 15 May 2020 see the ECHA consultation on PFAS regulation launched this very week.
With Kathleen Garnett I have co-authored a paper where we scope the ‘essential uses’ approach to product regulation, particularly in chemicals.
Could calls for the stricter regulation of one particular type of chemical herald the introduction of a new (or not) ‘principle’ in international and EU regulatory law, namely that of ‘essential use’ as a precondition for market authorisation?
The concept of ‘essential use’ or ‘non-essential use’ has been referenced in a number of EU policy papers. Kathleen and I focus on Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (‘PFAS’) in chemicals legislation and firstly, map the concept of ‘essential use’ in international and EU law; further, discuss its limited application in the case-law of the European Court of Justice; and, before we conclude, carry out a preliminary investigation as to (if it does not currently exist in EU law), whether it might be so included de lege ferenda.
Happy reading. We are submitting to journal.
Chemicals, environment, Essential use, essential uses, forever chemicals, Market Authorisation, Montreal, need, Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (‘PFAS’), PFAS, public interest, REACH, regulatory, teflon
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- GFH Capital v Haigh. Enforcement of DIFC judgment puts spotlight on international commercial courts. 22/05/2020
- AB v EM. Recognising Sharia decisions in England. 20/05/2020
- Bao v Qu; Tian (No 2). A reminder of the principles of enforcement and the common law in Australia. 20/05/2020
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