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Conceptualizing Benefit-Sharing as the Pursuit of Equity in Addressing Global Environmental Challenges

Research output: Working paper

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages48
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameBENELEX Working Papers
NameEdinburgh Law School Working Papers


This paper develops a conceptual framework for the analysis of benefit-sharing in light of its gradual development in international law as a basis for more detailed legal analysis (in the areas of international biodiversity, climate change, human rights, oceans, food, agriculture and land law). It teases out the inter-State, intra-State and transnational dimensions of benefit-sharing, with a view to mapping its multiple manifestations, connections among them, and their implications for pursuing equity among and within States in addressing global environmental challenges.

    Research areas

  • benefit-sharing, international enviromental law, human rights, law of the sea, equity

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