Trips, CBD and Traditional Medicines: Concepts and Questions
(2001; 88 pages)
Table of Contents
View the documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
View the documentLIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
View the documentLIST OF RESOURCE PERSONS
View the documentEXECUTIVE SUMMARY
View the documentI. INTRODUCTION
Open this folder and view contentsII. CONTEXT
Open this folder and view contentsIII. KEY INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS
Open this folder and view contentsIV. IPR & TRADITIONAL MEDICINE: MISMATCH
Open this folder and view contentsV. CONCEPTS, OBJECTIVES AND CONFLICTS
Open this folder and view contentsVI. OPTIONS AND CHOICES
Open this folder and view contentsVII. POLICIES AND STRATEGIES
Close this folderVIII. EXAMPLES
Close this folder8.1 Costa Rica's Biodiversity Law and Bioprospecting Agreements
View the document8.1.1 The law
View the document8.1.2 Difficulties and challenges
View the document8.1.3 Bioprospecting agreements
View the document8.2 Legal Protection of Traditional Medicine and Knowledge in Thailand
View the document8.3 Philippines: Acts on Indigenous Peoples' Rights & Traditional Medicine
View the document8.4 The OAU's Model Law on Community Rights and Access to Biological Resources
View the document8.5 The Community Protocol and the draft ASEAN Framework Agreement on Access to Biological and Genetic Resources
View the documentWORKSHOP RECOMMENDATIONS
View the documentANNEX A - Workshop Agenda
View the documentANNEX B - Opening Remarks
View the documentANNEX C - Selected Articles of the Convention on Biological Diversity
View the documentANNEX D - List of Participants
 

8.1 Costa Rica's Biodiversity Law and Bioprospecting Agreements

Costa Rica has developed a comprehensive regulatory framework to regulate access and benefit sharing, while at the same time addressing the relationship between access & benefit sharing, IPR and the protection of traditional knowledge. In fact, one of the more interesting features of the process in Costa Rica is precisely this broader approach, which does not just deal with each of these aspects in isolation, but addresses all these inter-related issues at the same time and in the same legal framework: namely the Biodiversity Law of Costa Rica.

Moreover, when drafting a legal regimen in order to control access and to ensure benefit sharing, Costa Rica tried at the same time to establish provisions for creating a positive environment for biodiversity protection.

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