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08/07/2014 - Elisa Morgera, BENELEX - Negotiations in New York continued in June 2014 on the need for a new international agreement to ensure benefit-sharing from the use of marine genetic resources in the deep seas. The General Assembly’s Working Group on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction reconvened from 16-19 June 2014 to continue an exchange of substantive views on the scope, parameters and feasibility of a new international instrument to be adopted under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). This blogpost provides a brief analysis of whether the June meeting has advanced understanding and identified any common ground with regard to the aims and possible sources of inspiration for the creation of a global benefit-sharing mechanism under UNCLOS.

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Elisa Morgera