• Tags: Intellectual Property Rights

The_guaymi_patent.pdf

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Between 1993 and 1994, a group of American scientists attempted to patent and commercialize a sample of human tissue collected from an unidentified indigenous woman. Indigenous groups and international human rights forums denounced the effort and the…

Biodiversity_community_integrity.pdf

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Indian communities are now faced with the task of defending their cultural and intellectual property rights in the areas of agriculture, language, genetics, etc.

Mapuche_at_Summit_of_the_Americas.pdf
After the announcement of Chile's entry into the North American Free Trade Agreement, indigenous groups speak out against the potential economic and territorial consequences of the agreement for indigenous communities.

Safe_guarding_indigenous_knowledge.pdf

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Safeguarding traditional knowledge and biogenetic materials has become a major issue among indigenous peoples. The article explores what is at stake for indigenous communities as well as possible frameworks for protecting resources and knowledge.

Amazonian_peoples_on_biodiversity_and_ipr.pdf
The Coordinating Body of Indigenous Communities of the Amazon Basin settled on several basic points of agreement regarding indigenous positions and strategies relevant to biodiversity and intellectual property rights issues at a regional meeting in…

Guidelines_for_biodiversity_collections.pdf

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Indigenous communities are often caught in the cross hairs of different interest groups struggling to control ecologically diverse territories. Conflicts over the use of indigenous territories raises many important questions regarding the rights of…

The_human_genome_diversity_project.pdf

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The Human Genome Diversity Project seeks to collect genetic information from indigenous peoples across the globe. Indigenous communities should be hesitant to comply, given the potential for misuse and exploitation.

Zuni_conservation_project.pdf
An indigenous tribe in New Mexico is implementing a sustainable development plan that draws from the tribe's traditional forms of land management.
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