|Title||Reflections on the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources in the deep seabed beyond the limits of national jurisdiction|
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.
|Keywords||The Area; common heritage of mankind; deep seabed; genetic resources|
|Journal||Ocean Development & International Law|
|Journal citation||39 (2), pp. 129-149|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/00908320802013719|