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Mr. Matthias Herdegen

Mr. Matthias Herdegen
Director
Institute of International Law and Institute for Public Law
University of Bonn

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Health and Science
The International Regulation of Biotechnology
The international regulation of biotechnology presents challenges to different sectors of international law. The protection of human rights, international environmental law as well as international trade and patent law must respond to chances and risks associated with modern biotechnology. International rules must reconcile guidance by scientific standards with autonomous choices by States.

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The International Regulation of Biotechnology
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A. Legal Materials
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The Agreement of Technical Barriers to Trade, Geneva, 12 April 1979.

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Rio De Janeiro,
5 June 1992.

The Agreement on Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary Measures (SPS Agreement),

The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, Marrakech, 15 April 1994,Annex 1C.

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, Oviedo, 4 April 1997.

Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights, UNESCO, 11 November 1997.

Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine, on the Prohibition of Cloning Human Beings, Paris, 12 January 1998,

Cartagna Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal,
29 January 2000.

The Charter on Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Nice, 7 December 2000.

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin, Strasbourg, 24 January 2002.

International Declaration on Human Genetic Data, UNESCO, 16 October 2003.

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Biomedical Research, Strasbourg, 25 January 2005.

United Nations Declaration on Human Cloning, General Assembly resolution 59/280 of 8 March 2005, Annex.

Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, UNESCO,
19 October 2005.

B. Jurisprudence

C. Documents