CBD Information Centre Catalogue

Author Cabrera Medaglia, Jorge A.; Silva, Christian López
Title Addressing the problems of access : protecting sources, while giving users certainty / by Jorge Cabrera Medaglia and Christian López Silva
Publisher Gland, Switzerland : IUCN - World Conservation Union
Year c2008
Pages xv , 81 p. ; 28 cm.
Series IUCN environmental policy and law paper
Issue/Number No.67/1
Notes Also available in French and Spanish.
Notes This book provides a systematic analysis of the requirements of access law, both the CBD requirements and the basic requirements of enforceable legislation. Often key legal issues that have a significant impact on enforceability of ABS agreements are not addressed in national legislation, therefore, this book addresses these issues with the aim to recognize and understand the nature of the legal impediments that must be addressed for the drafting of functional ABS legislation. Although the book is premised on the issues of access, it inevitably refers to corresponding issues of benefit sharing that are relevant for articulating the legal principles that inform a functional ABS system. Its conclusions look at particular legal concepts that, if accepted, could form the basis for functional ABS systems that respond to the identified concerns.
ISBN 9782831709796
Languages English
Programme Areas Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing
Keywords Access to genetic resources and benefit sharing; Access to genetic resources
Organization IUCN--World Conservation Union
Location K3488 .C33 2007
Holdings 1
Type Monograph
On-Line Version http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/environmental_law/elp_resources/elp_res_publications/#Biodiversity
SCBD On-Line Version /doc/books/2009/B-03174.pdf
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