The Misappropriation of Traditional Knowledge

“Traditional knowledge constitute[s] [an] integral [element] of indigenous peoples’ societies and cultures and, consequently, indigenous peoples’ rights to autonomy and self-governance [extends] to such knowledge.” – James Anaya, Former Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples[1] I. What is Traditional Knowledge? This article will discuss examples of misappropriation of traditional knowledge, existing international legal … Read more