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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 Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Delegates to the first meeting of the Friends of the Co-Chairs on Liability and Redress met throughout the day and in the evening to continue deliberations on proposed operational texts on: the primary compensation scheme, including exemptions and mitigation, limitation and coverage; and a provision on civil liability, including elements for consideration in civil liability systems, enforcement of foreign judgments, and review with a view to elaborate a more comprehensive binding regime on civil liability.

Delegates standing in front of a screen displaying draft operational text for the supplementary protocol on liability and redress.


Fernando Coimbra, Brazil
Luther Rangreji, India
Birthe Ivars, Norway

Delegates during the morning session.

Julian Kinderlerer and Maria Mbengashe, South Africa
Tewolde Egziabher, Ethiopia

Nobuyuki Kikuchi, Japan
Gurdial Singh Nijar, Malaysia
Reynaldo Ariel Alvarez Morales, Executive Secretary, CIBIOGEM

European Community delegates
Chinese delegates

Elmo Thomas, Namibia
Consultations among GRULAC members.

Hugo Schally, European Community
Pedro Cabral de Andrade, Brazil
Manoela de Miranda, CBD Secretariat

Co-Chair René Lefeber (the Netherlands) and Co-Chair Jimena Nieto (Colombia)

Around the conference

Pedro Cabral de Andrade, Brazil, Fernando Coimbra, Brazil and Julian Kinderlerer, South Africa

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, UNEP, and Maria Mbengashe, South Africa


Around the conference

Danzón lessons on the Alameda Park.
"El Pájaro de las dos caras" sculpture, at the entrance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Fountain at "La Alameda" Park with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the background.
A classic green beettle taxi on streets of Mexico City.

Daily web coverage
23 February - 24 February - 25 February - 26 February
- 27 February


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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