Mobile phone base stations and precautionary principle in the light of a civil court’s … (N.Turgut)

Author

Nukhet Yilmaz Turgut.

Keywords

Electromagnetic fields; environmental law; environment; mobile telephones; precautionary principle; public health; telecommunications masts; Turkey.

Abstract

Explores the application of the precautionary principle by legislators and public administrators responding to public health concerns arising out of the siting of mobile telephone masts. Notes the lack of consensus on the dangers of such masts and the conflict between public health concerns and the economic interests of mast operators. Surveys the approach of some legislators to the matter, including the EU and the World Health Organisation. Focuses on a Turkish court decision on whether two masts sited on the roof of the country’s supreme court building should be removed.

Citation

(2008) 3 Journal of Business Law, 269-289.

Paper

Mobile phone base stations and precautionary principle in the light of a civil court’s judgment.