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Genetic resources, traditional knowledge and the law : solutions for access and benefit sharing

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  • Creator edited by Evanson C. Kamau and Gerd Winter
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009.
  • Physical Details
    • xxxiii, 494 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 1844077934, 9781844077939
  • OCLC ocn317574139


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Access to GRs and benefit sharing : underlying concepts and the idea of justice / Peter-Tobias Stoll -- Towards regional common pools of GRs : improving the effectiveness and justice of ABS / Gerd Winter -- The diversity of principles underlying the concept of benefit sharing / Bram De Jonge, Niels Louwaars -- ABS in relation to marine GRs / Alexander Proelss -- Potential of TK for conventional therapy : prospects and limits / Jack K. Githae -- Setting protection of TK to rights : placing human rights and customary law at the heart of TK governance / Brendan Tobin -- A socio-legal inquiry into the protection of disseminated traditional knowledge : learning from Brazilian cases / John B. Kleba -- Protecting TK amid disseminated knowledge : a new task for ABS regimes? : a Kenyan legal view / Evanson C. Kamau -- The law-making process of access and benefit-sharing regulations : the case of Kenya / Anne N. Angwenyi -- Brazil's experience in implementing its ABS regime : suggestions for reform and the relationship with the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture / Juliana Santilli -- Finding a path through the ABS maze : challenges of regulating access and ensuring fair benefit sharing in South Africa / Rachel Wynberg and Mandy Taylor -- The process of legislation on access and benefit sharing in China : a new Long March / Tianbao Qin -- The role of the National Biodiversity Institute in the use of biodiversity for sustainable development : forming bioprospecting partnerships / Jorge Cabrera Medaglia -- Australian ABS law and administration : a model law and approach? / Geoff Burton -- PIC in access to TK in Brazil / Sandra A.S. Kishi -- Design and functions of data bases on TK : the case of Venezuela / María Julia Ochoa -- Biopiracy or fallacy? : identifying genuine biopiracy cases in Ecuador / Monica Ribadeneira Sarmiento -- Sharing the benefits of using traditionally cultured GRs fairly / Christiane Gerstetter -- Streamlining access procedures and standards / Evanson C. Kamau and Gerd Winter -- Capacity development in a changing world : three years of the ABS capacity development initiative for Africa : achievements and perspectives / Peter Munyi ... [et al.] -- Disclosure requirement : a critical appraisal / Evanson C. Kamau -- Enforcement of benefit-sharing duties in user countries' courts / Christine Godt -- Enforcement of ABS agreements in user states / Hiroji Isozaki

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