Law School Hosts International Workshop on Nagoya Protocol

Edinburgh Law School hosted an international workshop on a new international environmental agreement adopted in October 2010 – the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing, on 2-3 December.

Edinburgh Law School hosted an international workshop on a new international environmental agreement adopted in October 2010 – the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing, on 2-3 December.

Academics, legal officers of relevant UN bodies, negotiators of the Protocol and stakeholders involved in its implementation gathered to analyse the implications of the Nagoya Protocol for different areas of international law, and explore the implementation challenges arising from the Protocol in different regions (the EU and its Member States, Africa, the Americas and Oceania) and from the viewpoint of different groups of stakeholders.

The workshop was organized thanks to the generous contributions of the Edinburgh University School of Law, the AHRC/Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, the Europa Institute (Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence) and the Scottish Centre for International Law of the University of Edinburgh.

An edited collection will follow the workshop: E. Morgera, M. Buck and E. Tsioumani (eds.), The Nagoya Protocol in Perspective: Implications for International Law and Implementation Challenges (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, forthcoming 2012), as well as a monograph offering a detailed commentary of the Protocol.

The full workshop programme can be found at http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/conferences/NagoyaProtocol/. A podcast of the workshop will soon be available on this page.