The Role of Certificates of Origin

New Elements of the International Regime on Access and Benefit-Sharing of Genetic Resources

  • M. Dross
  • Dr. Franziska Wolff

The study analysis new elements of the existing international regime on access and benefit-sharing od genetic resources in the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) with a focus on certificates of origin/source/legal provenance. It discusses the different concepts, possible frameworks fo a certificate as well as legal implications. A model of a system of certificates for genetic resources is outlined and its impacts on economic and research actors examined.

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BFN-Skripten 127; 2005