The Rutzolijirisaxik Voluntary Guidelines for the Repatriation of Traditional Knowledge

The objective of the Rutzolijirisaxik Voluntary Guidelines is to facilitate the repatriation of the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, including related or complementary information, in accordance with Article 8(j) and Article 17, paragraph 2, of the Convention, in order to facilitate the recovery of traditional knowledge relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity,6 and without limiting or restricting its ongoing use and access,7 unless under mutually agreed terms.