National sovereignty versus community rights: Balancing the rights issue in ABS
ASOCIACION QUECHUA-AYMARA PARA COMUNIDADES SUSTENTABLES (ANDES), INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (IIED), and FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND DEVELOPMENT (FIELD).
Date and Time
1 February 2006 18:30 - 20:0
To inform negotiation of an international instrument on access and benefit-sharing, the event will present lessons from the first ever agreement between indigenous communities and a CGIAR centre - the International Potato Centre - for repatriation of genetic resources. It will also present research on customary law for development of an Inter-Community Benefit-Sharing Agreement, and the role of these agreements in protecting Collective Bio-Cultural Heritage of Quechua communities.