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Customary Law and the Protection of Indigenous Knowledge in India


Nidhi Srivastava


Resources and Global Security Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)


Gene Campaign Briefing Paper, November 2004

Abstract:     
Indigenous Knowledge (IK) has a direct impact on biodiversity and vice versa. Since a rich biodiversity facilitates breeding of IK, most of the IK comes from environment and biodiversity. Customary practices play an important role in conserving and protecting the biodiversity, thereby providing an indirect protection to IK. Customary laws can be of great help and advantage in order to recognize and continue these practices. Therefore it becomes almost essential to strengthen the body of customary laws. The paper looks at the place (or lack of it) that customary law currently enjoys in the Indian legal system.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: indigenous knowledge, customary law, statutory laws

JEL Classification: K10, K32, K40

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Date posted: March 17, 2008 ; Last revised: April 18, 2008

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Srivastava, Nidhi, Customary Law and the Protection of Indigenous Knowledge in India. Gene Campaign Briefing Paper, November 2004. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1105672

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Nidhi Srivastava (Contact Author)
Resources and Global Security Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) ( email )
Darbari Seth Block IHC Complex
Lodhi Road
New Delhi, 110 003
India
HOME PAGE: http://www.teriin.org
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