Date: Sun, 25 Feb 1996 18:38:48 -0800 (PST)
From: Preston Hardison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Darrell Posey <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Human Genome Diversity Project
I'm appending a list of some of the resources on the net relating to the Human Genome Diversity Project. Some of the resources are indigenous statements of various sorts, and others are statements by non-indigenous individuals and groups.
- Western Hemisphere Declaration
- Beijing Declaration of Indigenous Women (signed by 118 indigenous groups from 27 countries)
- Mataatua Declaration (Treaty for a Lifeforms Patent-Free Pacific and Related Protocols)
- United Nations Development Programme Consultations on Traditional Knowledge in Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, Workshop Declarations
- World Council of Indigenous Peoples Resolution WCIP/VII/GUA/1993/2-A:
Resolution on the Human Genome Diversity Project
- World Council of Indigenous Peoples Resolution WCIP/VII/GUA/1992/2-B:
Resolution on the DNA Study
I believe there have been some other Southeast Asian indigenous resolutions, but I can't seem to find them.
The current issue (April 1996, No. 4) of the Utne Reader in the US has a section on "Bioprospecting or Biopiracy", with a con analysis of the HGDP and genetic patenting by Andrew Kimball (International Center for Technology Assessment, 310 D Street NE, Washington, DC 2002. Tel: (202) 547-9359. Fax: (202) 547-9429. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org), and a pro defense by Henry Greely (Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5020. Tel: (650) 723-7518. Email: email@example.com). There is also a review by Martin Khor of the Third World Network from Third World Resurgence #63: Bucking Biopiracy giving a thumbnail sketch of some of the international developments in the patenting of lifeforms and genes.
Some of the supporting statements and materials are: