The Nagoya Protocol

Ratification of the Nagoya Protocol. The German federal government created a bill (18/5219) regarding international law ratification of the Nagoya Protocol, which regulates access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their use. Completed in 2010 it was at the tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Because it is a mixed agreement, which regulates areas that both fall within the competence of the European Union and its Member States, also a German contract law is necessary for the international ratification.
The overall aim of the Nagoya Protocol “regulated access to regulated compensation” is universally accepted, but scientists are critical of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on European and national level.

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