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First Meeting of the Friends of the Co-Chairs on Liability and Redress under the Cartagena
Protocol on Biosafety

23-27 February 2009 | Mexico City, Mexico

Highlights for Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Delegates to the first meeting of the Friends of the Co-Chairs on Liability and Redress under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety met throughout the day and in the evening to continue deliberations on proposed operational texts on liability and redress. Delegates considered the primary compensation scheme, including response measures, obligations of the operator, the competent authority, definitions of “operator” and “damage,” and exemptions and mitigation.

"Pueblos de Maiz" photograph presented at an exhibition at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



Pedro Cabral de Andrade, Brazil
Reynaldo Ariel Alvarez Morales, Executive Secretary, CIBIOGEM
Hugo Schally, European Community

Worku Damena Yifru, CBD Secretariat, Co-Chair René Lefeber (the Netherlands), Co-Chair Jimena Nieto (Colombia) and Manoela de Miranda, CBD Secretariat

Arlene Villalaz Caneira, Panama
Co-Chair René Lefeber (the Netherlands), Fernando Coimbra, Brazil and Co-Chair Jimena Nieto (Colombia)

Giannina Santiago Cabarcas, Colombia and Maria de Lourdes Torres, Ecuador
Gerard van Bohemen, New Zealand,Birthe Ivars, Norway and Jürg Bally, Switzerland

Sonia Tomassone, Paraguay
Working draft

Deliberations around the centre table.
Chinese Delegates

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Discussions continued during the break in the prolonged afternoon session.



Eréndira García, ENB writer, Mexico and Stefan Juncurt, ENB writer, Germany

Angeles Estrada, ENB Digital Editor, Argentina, and Nicole Schabus, ENB Writer, Austria


Around the conference

Military ceremony for the Mexican "Día de la Bandera".
Police officers inspecting the Alameda Park.


"Pueblo de Maíz" Exhibition



Related Links
CBD Secretariat
Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety website
Meeting documents
Provisional Agenda
Annotated Provisional Agenda

IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the CBD serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 4), 12-16 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
IISD RS coverage of COP-MOP 3, 13-17 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
IISD RS coverage of COP-MOP 2, 30 May - 3 June 2005, Montréal, Canada
IISD RS coverage of COP-MOP 1, 23-27 February 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
IISD RS coverage of the fifth meeting of the Ad hoc Open-ended Working Group of Legal and Technical Experts on Liability and Redress in the context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (WGLR 5), 12-19 March 2008, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
IISD RS coverage of WGLR 4, 22-26 October 2007, Montréal, Canada
IISD RS coverage of WGLR 3, 19-23 February 2007, Montréal, Canada
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