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Title:A comparative analysis of South Africa's and Uganda's biosafety regimes on genetically modified organisms
Author:Faida, JoyISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:Journal of African and international law (ISSN 1821-620X)
Volume:2
Issue:2
Pages:93-107
Language:English
Geographic terms:South Africa
Uganda
Subjects:biotechnology
genetic engineering
legislation
Abstract:Biosafety serves as a device for ensuring the safe use of biotechnology products without posing an undue risk to human health, the environment or unnecessary constraints on the transfer of technology. Biosafety regulation is instrumental for ensuring the safe use of biotechnology products, in this case genetically modified organisms (GMOs). South Africa has a relatively well established biosafety regime while Uganda's regime is only interim and still developing. The present comparative analysis of the biosafety regulatory regimes of the two countries highlights the differences and similarities and tests to what extent South Africa and Uganda have attempted to comply with international obligations with respect to biosafety, especially those found in the Biosafety Protocol and the African Model Law on Safety in Biotechnology. The assessment is made under the following themes: institutions, decisionmaking, public participation, risk assessment, liability and redress, labelling and identification, and compliance and enforcement. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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