The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was adopted on 15th October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan during the Fifth Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Parties through decision BS-V/11. The Supplementary Protocol was opened for signature by the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol from the 7th March 2011 to 6th March 2012. In line with the Cartagena Protocol, the objective of the Supplementary Protocol is to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health. The Supplementary Protocol seeks to do this by providing international rules and procedures in the field of liability and redress relating to living modified organisms.
The scope of the Supplementary Protocol covers damage resulting from transboundary movement of LMOs including LMOs intended for:
- Contained use
- Intentional introduction into the environment
- Direct use as food, feed or processing
- Unintentional transboundary movement, and
- Illegal transboundary movement.
The full text of the Supplementary Protocol can be found on http://bch.cbd.int/protocol/supplementary/
Swaziland Status: Swaziland has not as yet signed or ratified the Supplementary Protocol but processes towards this are in progress.