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Fifth Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group of Legal and Technical Experts on Liability and Redress in the context of the
Protocol on Biosafety

12-19 March 2008 | Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
 
Palms in front of the venue
Highlights for Thursday, 13 March 2008

The fifth session of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Working Group of Legal and Technical Experts on Liability and Redress (WGLR) in the context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (hereafter, the Working Group) convened on Thursday for its second day of negotiations in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

During the morning delegates met in plenary to consider issues related to settlement of claims, including inter-state procedures, civil procedures, administrative approaches, special tribunals and standing right to bring claims.

During the afternoon delegates met in plenary and exchanged views on preferred language on the issue of damage. The discussion included exchanges on the definition of damage, valuation of damage, damage to centers of origin and genetic diversity, and causation.

In the evening they discussed operational text under the sections on a primary compensation scheme and a supplementary compensation scheme. Late in the evening, delegates convened in two sub-working groups on settlement of claims and a primary compensation scheme.
Elaboration of options for elements of rules and procedures referred to in Article 27 of the biosafety protocol
L-R: Kathryn Garforth (CBD Secretariat); WG Co-Chair Jimena Nieto (Colombia); WG Co-Chair René Lefeber (the Netherlands); Dominique Kayser (CBD Secretariat); and Worku Damena Yifru (CBD Secretariat)
WG Co-Chair René Lefeber (the Netherlands), introduced the discussion on settlement of claims.
Nicola Notaro (EC), discussed elements of the primary compensation scheme.
Fernando Coimbra, Brazil, stressed the importance of referencing human health in damage to biodiversity.
Dessalegne Mesfin (Ethiopia)
Gurdial Singh Nijar (Malaysia)
Gabriel Herrera (Argentina)
Margarita Manjarrez (Colombia)
Delegates consulting during the morning session.
L-R: Dessalegne Mesfin (Ethiopia) and Beate Berglund Ekeberg (Norway)
A bird's eye view of the plenary room.
Beate Berglund Ekeberg (Norway)
Arlene Villalaz Caneira (Panama)
Jeffrey L. Beattie (Palau)
Terrance Gilliard (Saint Lucia)
Elleli Huerta Ocampo (Mexico)
Lenia Arce (Cuba)
María Cristina Torres (Paraguay)
Cheng Weixue (China)
Around the conference
L-R: Clarita Madrigal and Faryde Carlier, local staff
Delegates before the start of the morning session.
Delegates looking for Tuesday’s ENB.
Delegates before the start of the morning session.
The photography of Eliécer Ballares (left) is in growing demand.
Deisy Doria is trying to sell delegates as many “sombreros volteaos” as she can over the next five days.
The program for the day.
Cecilio Ríos feeds the ENB team.
Colombian art at the Centro de Convenciones “Julio César Turbay Ayala”.
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Related Links
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Provisional agenda
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Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety web page
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