Law, Environment and Development Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2013
25 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2014
Date Written: 2013
This article summarises the core provisions of the ABS regime as required by the CBD and the Nagoya Protocol. It identifies open questions and takes position concerning the interpretation of certain clauses. Looking at an exemplary transposition by a Contracting Party on the user side, it critically discusses the recent EU Commission Proposal for an ABS regulation.
Keywords: Access to genetic resources, benefit sharing, biodiversity, genetic resources, Nagoya Protocol, traditional knowledge.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Kamau, Evanson Chege and Winter, Gerd, An Introduction to the International ABS Regime and a Comment on Its Transposition by the EU (2013). Law, Environment and Development Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2387876