Biopiracy and Lessons for ABS Protocol

Kabir Bavikatte (Credit: IISD/Earth Negotiations Bulletin)

On October 19, Natural Justice, the Berne Declaration, EED, Third World Network, and the African Centre for Biosafety organized a side event entitled “Ongoing Biopiracy and Lessons for an ABS Protocol”. The side event focused on examples of biopiracy and lessons for developing the Protocol on access and benefit sharing (ABS). Kabir Bavikatte (Natural Justice) presented on the Nestle Rooibos biopiracy case, focusing on the background of the case, the work of the Berne Declaration and Natural Justice in challenging the biopiracy, limitations of South African law, and the lessons for the prospective protocol on ABS.

19 October 2010

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