Regulation of access to genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge: approaches and challenges in the South Pacific

Yuri Suzuki

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Abstract

Regulatory frameworks regarding access to genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge (TK) with access and fair and equitable benefit sharing (ABS) are of international significance because of their social, economic, and cultural implications for local communities in general and the South Pacific countries in particular. This has led to development of an international regime specifically addressing ABS and to regional and national initiatives in countries including Vanuatu. The main aim of this paper is to examine the current position of regulatory frameworks that address the issue of access to genetic resources and associated TK in Vanuatu. This paper will highlight approaches taken in Vanuatu, examine strengths and weaknesses of the legal and administrative framework, and provide recommendations for the future. Adapted from the source document.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-139
Number of pages15
JournalPacific studies
Volume36
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Regulation
  • Vanuatu
  • Genetics
  • Communities
  • Administrative Law
  • politics and society

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