International Law & Indigenous Knowledge PB

University Of Toronto PressSKU: 9781442612181

Chidi Oguamanam
Grade Levels:
College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
University Of Toronto Press

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In International Law and Indigenous Knowledge, Chidi Oguamanan argues that Indigenous knowledge has posed a crisis of legitimacy for the intellectual property system that calls for a rethinking of the intellectual property jurisprudence in a cross-cultural direction. Oguamanan's study is based in legal doctrinal methodology, focusing on international legal and policy developments regarding the protection of indigenous knowledge, with emphasis on plant biodiversity as the mainstay of Indigenous or traditional medicinal knowledge. One of the most in-depth studies in the area of Indigenous knowledge and property rights to date, this work provides a thorough examination of the role of law and public policy in addressing the rift between Western and non-Western knowledge systems and the conventional intellectual property system. Chidi Oguamanam is a professor in the Dalhousie Law School, Dalhousie University.

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