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dc.contributor.advisorKarlsen, Elise
dc.contributor.authorLien, Ann Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-25T10:30:06Z
dc.date.available2014-04-25T10:30:06Z
dc.date.issued2013-09-06
dc.description.abstractCommercial exploration of genetic resources native to the high seas has intensified with the rapid technological development over the last decades. However, the current framework is perceived as inconsistent and weak, whereas there is no instrument tailored to address neither bioprospecting nor benefits gained from exploitation of the ocean’s common resources. For example, the confidentiality associated with patents on pharmaceutical products derived from marine biota is not compatible with provisions of the Law of the Sea stipulating public dissemination of research results. Bioprospecting can thus not adhere consistently to the enlisted high seas freedoms. Major international powers have in concert declared that the status quo is unacceptable, and the sentiment for a legislative change has accordingly gained traction. The objective of this study is thus to follow the international momentum and revise relevant instruments and highlight options for strengthening the current framework regarding access and benefit-sharing.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/6170
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-uit_munin_5860
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherUniversitetet i Tromsøen
dc.publisherUniversity of Tromsøen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2013 The Author(s)
dc.subject.courseIDJUR-3910en
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Rettsvitenskap: 340en
dc.subjectVDP::Social science: 200::Law: 340en
dc.titleHermes in the Realms of Poseidon : An odyssey pursuing an equitable framework addressing high seas bioprospectingen
dc.typeMaster thesisen
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveen


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