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The Legal Aspects of Implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: Biosafety Becomes Binding

Edited by: Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Frederic Perron-Welch, Christine Frison

ISBN13: 9781107004382
Published: March 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £121.00
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This book, the first in a new series that focuses on treaty implementation for sustainable development, examines key legal aspects of implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at national and international levels.

The volume provides a serious contribution to the current legal and political academic debates on biosafety by discussing key issues under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety that affect the further design of national and international law on biosafety, and analyzing recent progress in the development of domestic regulatory regimes for biosafety.

In the year of the fifth UN Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, at the signature of a new Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Protocol on Liability and Redress, this timely book examines recent developments in biosafety law and policy.

Environmental Law
Part I. Essentials of Biosafety and Sustainable Development Law
1. Biosafety, the Cartagena Protocol, and sustainable development Kathryn Garforth, Worku Damena Yifru and Mai Fujii
2. Implementing sustainable development through national biosafety frameworks Christine Frison, Sylvestre-Jose-Tidiane Manga and Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger
3. Crafting national biosafety regulatory systems Gregory Jaffe

Part II. Sustainable Development Law and Policy on Biosafety
4. Risk assessment and risk management Ryan Hill
5. The decision-making procedures of the protocol Worku Damena Yifru, Mai Fujii and Kathryn Garforth
6. Handling, transport, packaging and information Thomas Redick
7. The question of public participation Christine Toczeck Skarlatakis and Julian Kinderlerer
8. The biosafety clearing-house and sustainable development law Frederic Perron-Welch
9. Use of the biosafety clearing house in practice Tomme Rosanne Young
10. Socio-economics, biosafety and sustainable development Frederic Perron-Welch
11. The compliance mechanism: development, adoption, content and first years of life Veit Koester
12. Biosafety, liability and sustainable development Frederic Perron-Welch and Olivier Rukundo

Part III. National Implementation of Biosafety Regulatory Aspects
13. Legislative options for national implementation Tomme Rosanne Young
14. National biosafety regulatory systems in Central and Eastern Europe David Duthie and Liina Eek
15. Implementing the Cartagena Protocol in West Africa: national and regional activities Gregory Jaffe and Papa Meissa Dieng
16. Comparative analysis of the national biosafety regulatory systems in East Africa Gregory Jaffe
17. The national biosafety regulatory systems in Asian and Near East countries Nizar Mohamed
18. The regulatory and institutional biosafety systems in the Americas Jorge Cabrera Medaglia

Part IV: Case Studies of Domestic Regimes and Sustainable Development
19. National experiences with legislative implementation of the protocol Tomme Rosanne Young
20. The Costa Rican legal framework on agricultural genetically modified organisms Jorge Cabrera Medaglia
21. Innovations in biosafety law in New Zealand Frederic Perron-Welch
22. Liability and redress in Canadian case law: Hoffman v. Monsanto Canada Inc. Kathryn Garforth and Paige Ainslie
23. The use of GMOs in Chile and the protection of indigenous culture Konstantia Koutouki and Paula Honorato Marin

Part V. Global Policy Trends in Biosafety
24. Sustainable development, biosafety and international law Frederic Perron-Welch, Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Christine Frison and Jorge Cabrera Medaglia
25. Trade and investment implications of implementing the Cartagena Protocol Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger and Markus Gehring
26. The Cartagena Protocol and the regulation of genetically modified food aid Martin Endicot.

Series: Treaty Implementation for Sustainable Development

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NAFTA and Sustainable Development ISBN 9781107482432
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Published August 2015
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Sustainable Development, International Criminal Law, and Treaty Implementation ISBN 9781107502758
Published February 2015
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