Feb 042013
 

bannerman-200pxThe Intergovernmental Committee on Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions, and Genetic Resources (IGC) meets this week at WIPO.  The Committee is working on negotiating a new treaty or soft law instrument on Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions, and Genetic Resources.  This week’s work will focus on genetic resources, with future meetings this year on traditional knowledge, and traditional cultural expressions. The meeting begins today with a half day panel of indigenous and local communities – the IGC’s traditional way of beginning each meeting – in an effort to include indigenous and local communities in their work. Continue reading »

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