Details of Measure

General Description
Country or Region African Union
Official Title African Model Legislation for the Protection of the Rights of Local Communities, Farmers, Breeders and for the Regulation of Access to Biological Resources
Level Regional
Type of Measure Other
Other Model legislation
Status of Measure Adopted
Date of Adoption 1998-10-06
Additional Information
Full-text of Measure Document

Main ABS Elements

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

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  • United Nations Environment Programme