Exploring the legal foundations of the CBD regime

Yazır, Feride.
The aim of this thesis is to explore legal foundations of the global biodiversity regime established within the scope of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) including a historical background and pre-CBD conventions on the conservation of biological diversity. In addition, the post-CBD era including Protocols on biosafety; liability and redress on biosafety and access and benefit-sharing established under the CBD regime are also explained to have a comprehensive understanding on the particular issue area: “Biological Diversity”. For this purpose, the significance and concepts of biological diversity, features of the CBD and its three Protocols are examined. These Protocols are: i) The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity, ii) The Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol to the Cartagena Protocol on Liability and Redress and iii) The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
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F. Yazır, “Exploring the legal foundations of the CBD regime,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. International Relations., Middle East Technical University, 2019.