CBD Information Centre Catalogue

Author Bhatti, Shakeel; Carrizosa, Santiago; McGuire, Patrick
Title Contracting for ABS : the legal and scientific implications of bioprospecting contracts / edited by Shakeel Bhatti, Santiago Carrizosa, Patrick McGuire, [et al.]
Publisher Gland, Switzerland : IUCN ; Bonn, Germany : IUCN Environmental Law Centre
Year 2009
Pages xxiv, 307 p.
Series IUCN environmental policy and law paper
Issue/Number No. 67/4
Notes Contracts relating to scientific/technical development are effective only where they are enforceable or valid under relevant law, can be practically implemented by the Parties, and address matters arising from the relevant scientific/technical issues and practices. Negotiators are often hampered by their lack of knowledge of contractual law (and special legal concerns in the country in which users are located), and of the bio-technological techniques used to derive new molecules and genes or genetic or biochemical formulae from biological samples. This lack of knowledge means they may not be able to make the best choices on behalf of their country, community or institution. This book examines the special issues in applying contract law to the rights to take and utilize genetic resources; and the scientific issues and the manner in which they affect the negotiation of ABS agreements.
ISBN 9782831709826
Languages English
Programme Areas Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing; Business and Biodiversity
Keywords Access to genetic resources and benefit sharing; Access to genetic resources; Bioprospecting
Organization IUCN--World Conservation Union
Location K3478 C66 2009
Holdings 1
Type Monograph
On-Line Version
SCBD On-Line Version /doc/books/2009/B-03183.pdf
Category GEN