Reflections on the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources in the deep seabed beyond the limits of national jurisdiction

Tanaka, Yoshifumi (2008) Reflections on the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources in the deep seabed beyond the limits of national jurisdiction. Ocean Development & International Law, 39 (2). pp. 129-149. ISSN 0090-8320

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00908320802013719

Abstract

Attention is increasingly being given to genetic resources in the deep seabed beyond the limits of national jurisdiction owing to their considerable potential scientific and economic value. At the same time, there are concerns that the increased demand for these genetic resources may result in their unsustainable collection or even in the extinction of species in the deep seabed. At present there is no specific legal framework governing these resources in international law. Thus, this article explores the relevant rules of international law applicable to the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources in the deep seabed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: The Area; common heritage of mankind; deep seabed; genetic resources
Subjects: University of Westminster > Westminster Law School
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2009 11:27
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2009 15:49
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/6055

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