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An Introduction to the International ABS Regime and a Comment on Its Transposition by the EU

Law, Environment and Development Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2013

25 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2014  

Evanson Chege Kamau

University of Bremen - Faculty of Law

Gerd Winter

University of Bremen Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

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.

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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

Evanson Chege Kamau (Contact Author)

University of Bremen - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Bremen, D-28359
Germany
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Gerd Winter

University of Bremen Faculty of Law ( email )

Universitaetsallee GW I
Bremen, 28365
Germany
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0049 421 21866099 (Fax)

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