Regional or National Measures

African Union
ABS Measures
  • African Model Legislation for the Protection of the Rights of Local Communities, Farmers, Breeders and for the Regulation of Access to Biological Resources
  • Main ABS Elements

    ABS Element
    Official Title of the Measure
    Description Relevant articles and sections
    Competent National Authority
    African Model Legislation for the Protection of the Rights of Local Communities, Farmers, Breeders and for the Regulation of Access to Biological Resources
    Enabling clause Art. 57-58
    Scope
    African Model Legislation for the Protection of the Rights of Local Communities, Farmers, Breeders and for the Regulation of Access to Biological Resources
    Biological resources, derivatives, community knowledge, ILC, plant breeders Art. 2
    Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
    African Model Legislation for the Protection of the Rights of Local Communities, Farmers, Breeders and for the Regulation of Access to Biological Resources
    Access permit agreement Art. 8, 10
    Conditions for non-commercial research Art. 11
    PIC and written permit Art. 3-5
    Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
    African Model Legislation for the Protection of the Rights of Local Communities, Farmers, Breeders and for the Regulation of Access to Biological Resources
    Access fee, benefit-sharing Art. 12
    Compliance Mechanisms
    African Model Legislation for the Protection of the Rights of Local Communities, Farmers, Breeders and for the Regulation of Access to Biological Resources
    Enabling provisions Art. 67-68
    Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
    African Model Legislation for the Protection of the Rights of Local Communities, Farmers, Breeders and for the Regulation of Access to Biological Resources
    Community rights Art. 16-22

    • United Nations
    • United Nations Environment Programme