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Community Protocols Presentation Held at !Khwa ttu

On February 9, Kabir Bavikatte, Laureen Manuel, and Sylva Batshi (Natural Justice) participated in presentations on access and benefit sharing (ABS) agreements at !Khwa ttu, the San Cultural and Education Centre. Human rights lawyer Roger Chennells presented on the San-Hoodia case and his experiences with negotiating that ABS agreement. Kabir discussed biocultural community protocols and their relevance for Indigenous Peoples. The purpose was to inform a group of 30 representatives of the Student Union for the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo about the South African environmental law on ABS. The presentations triggered interesting questions and a range of key discussion topics amongst the Norwegian students on protocols and the San-Hoodia case.

12 February 2011

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