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Matthias Herdegen on the International Regulation of Biotechnology
15 Jul 2010 -  Mr. Matthias Herdegen, Director, Institute of International Law and Institute for Public Law, University of Bonn

"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.