Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Case Studies and Conflicting Interests

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Tania Bubela, E. Richard Gold
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2012 - Science - 373 pages
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This fascinating study describes efforts to define and protect traditional knowledge and the associated issues of access to genetic resources, from the negotiation of the Convention on Biological Diversity to the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Pe
 

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Contents

Introduction Indigenous rights and traditional knowledge
1
The international legal and political landscape
29
WIPO genetic resources and TK The evolution of a formal intellectual propery agreement protecting TK associated with genetic resources
31
A comparative analysis of access and benefitssharing systems
63
From traditional medicines to modern drugs
93
Case studies
109
Brazil
111
Property rights biocultural resources and two tragedies Some lessons from Brazil
113
India
205
Sustaining the indigenous knowledge commons
207
Canada
229
Canadas First Nations policies and practices related to managing traditional knowledge
231
Aboriginal rights and traditional ecological knowledge in Northern Canada
270
Respecting and aligning knowledge systems in Northern Canada Beyond the International Polar Year
310
Conclusion
337
A capabilitiesbased framework
339

Kenya
181
Old wine in new skin Traditional knowledge and customary law under the evolving normative environment in Kenya
183

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