Access and benefit sharing from the indigenous people's perspective: The TBGRI-Kani 'model'

The right to permanent sovereignty of indigenous peoples over natural resources is implicit in international law particularly in the right of ownership of the lands they historically or traditionally use and occupy, the rights to self-determination and autonomy, the right to development, and the right to be free from discrimination amongst others. This right is a collective right that requires the States to respect, protect, and promote the governmental and property interests of indigenous peoples (as collectivities) in their natural resources.