Title: Protecting traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions through cultural heritage and human rights norms in Colombia

Authors: María Julia Ochoa Jiménez

Addresses: International Studies Research Group, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, University of Antioquia, Calle 70 No. 52–21, Medellín, Colombia

Abstract: This paper deals with the legal protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions through cultural heritage and human rights norms, considering the situation in Colombia. The first part of the paper observes the subject matter from the cultural heritage perspective. The second part sets forth the human rights viewpoint, emphasising some steps taken by the Colombian Constitutional Court. The last part offers a discussion of possible ways to explain some interactions between these two approaches, as well as between them and the intellectual property regime.

Keywords: traditional knowledge; traditional cultural expressions; TCEs; indigenous and local knowledge; human rights; cultural heritage; Colombia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2019.097968

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2019 Vol.6 No.3, pp.227 - 238

Received: 20 Jun 2018
Accepted: 11 Aug 2018

Published online: 15 Feb 2019 *

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