Biosafety Regulation: a comparative analysis of the South African and Ugandan experience

 

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dc.contributor.author Joy, Faida en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-30T18:01:52Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-30T18:01:52Z
dc.date.issued 2014-07-30
dc.identifier.citation Joy, F. 2014-07-30. Biosafety Regulation: a comparative analysis of the South African and Ugandan experience. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4478
dc.description.abstract This study provides a critical and comparative analysis of biosafety regulation in South Africa and Uganda. The overall objective of the study is to establish which country prescribes a more adequate regulatory regime. Biosafety regulation under international and regional law is the first key aspect that this paper examines. This is done in order to set out a context under which domestic biosafety regulation is examined. This study argues that international law generally sets minimum standards while regional law sets higher standards for biosafety regulation. The second key area examined is biosafety regulation in South Africa. The paper sets out an overview of the relevant biosafety laws in South Africa and conducts a critical analysis of these laws pointing out their strengths and weaknesses. The study is premised on the argument that South African regulatory regime is inadequate for purposes of regulating biosafety. The third part of this paper focuses on Uganda's regulatory regime. A similar analysis was carried where the study found that the Ugandan regime is reasonably adequate for purposes of protection of the environment and human health. The final key aspect of this paper is a comparative analysis of biosafety regulation in South Africa and Uganda. This is done thematically, setting out differences and similarities. This part examines the extent to which South Africa and Uganda have attempted to comply with their international obligations. This paper concludes that, although the Ugandan regulatory regime (both existing and proposed) has some weaknesses, it is a more adequate regime than the South African one. Further, Uganda is more compliant with the biosafety Protocol and the African Model Law than South Africa. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.title Biosafety Regulation: a comparative analysis of the South African and Ugandan experience en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Institute of Marine and Environmental Law en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname LLM en_ZA
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