Collot, Pierre-Alain (2021) The Inadequacies of the French System Regarding Access and Benefit-sharing and its Evolution through the Recognition of the Notion of Local Community in Nagoya Protocol. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, vol.28 (n°1). pp. 64-90.

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The French law for the reconquest of biodiversity aims to transpose the Nagoya Protocol into national law. Rather than supporting the notion of an autochthonous and local community or even taking into account the autochthonous character of the concept of a local community, the legislature has chosen to use the notion of a community of inhabitants. The notion of local community, which is specific to environmental law, nevertheless satisfies the requirements of constitutional jurisprudence, as it does not consist of a community of origin, culture, language or belief. Beyond the logic inherent in the Law of 8 August 2016, the recognition of local communities, which is at the heart of the mechanism for sharing access and benefits, could make it possible to correct the multiple shortcomings, in terms of access to both genetic resources and traditional knowledge, associated with the sharing of the benefits that result from their use.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: 2021
Refereed: Yes
Place of Publication: London
Subjects: A- DROIT > A3- Droit public
A- DROIT > A4- Droit privé > 4-10- Droit de l’environnement
A- DROIT > A4- Droit privé > 4-7- Droit de la propriété intellectuelle ( littéraire, artistique, industrielle)
A- DROIT > A6- Droit international
A- DROIT > A7- Droit comparé
Divisions: Institut Maurice Hauriou (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 05 May 2021 07:46
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2022 02:18
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