The 2010 Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing in Perspective: Implications for International Law and Implementation Challenges
Elisa Morgera, Matthias Buck, Elsa Tsioumani (eds)
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, December 2012 | ISBN: 9789004217195

The Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing is an innovative multilateral environmental agreement that has developed significantly the international biodiversity regime. In addition, it has considerable implications for the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, for research and commercial development activities in various sectors, as well as for food security, health, trade, oceans and development cooperation. A prestigious group of international experts analyzes the implications of the Nagoya Protocol for different areas of international law, and its implementation challenges in various regions, or of a cross-cutting nature. The volume combines the perspectives of legal scholars and of stakeholders involved in the negotiations of the Protocol and the preparations towards its entry into force. Chapters addressing particularly traditional knowledge and indigenous peoples- related issues include: The international human rights law implications, by Annalisa Savaresi; An analysis of the relationship between the Nagoya Protocol and instruments related to genetic resources for food and agriculture and farmers’ rights, by Claudio Chiarolla, Selim Louafi and Marie Schloen; Implementing the Nagoya Protocol in Africa: opportunities and challenges for African indigenous peoples and local communities, by Peter Munyi and Harry Jonas; An Asian developing country’s view on the implementation challenges of the Nagoya Protocol, by Gurdial Singh Nijar; Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in JUSCANZ countries: the unlikely lot, by Geoff Burton; The implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in Latin America and the Caribbean: challenges and opportunities, by Jorge Cabrera Medaglia; and the implications of the Nagoya Protocol for the ethical sourcing of biodiversity, by Maria Julia Oliva. Further information …