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Hungary Ratifies Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress

December 18, 2013

Hungary ratified the Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 9 December 2013. This marks the halfway towards the implementation of the Protocol which will happen 90 days after the date of deposit of the 40th instrument of ratification, accession, acceptance or approval by the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

The Supplementary Protocol aims to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity by providing international rules and procedures for response measures in the event of damage resulting from living modified organisms.

Read the press release at http://www.cbd.int/doc/press/2013/pr-2013-12-17-bs-en.pdf.