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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
102478
Status
Published
Date of creation
2011-10-04 04:17 UTC (johnny@nre.gov.my)
Date of last update
2016-11-25 03:30 UTC (anita@nre.gov.my)
Date of publication
2016-12-22 19:00 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Nominating Government
  • Malaysia
Profile of the Expert
Professor Gurdial Singh Nijar has been following the negotiations on the Cartagena Protocol from the outset. He is also Malaysia's lead negotiator for the negotiations on Liability and Redress that culminated in the establishment of the Nagoya KL Supplementary Protocol. He is the Director of the Centre of Excellence for Biodiversity Law (CEBLAW). The Centre, established by the Government of Malaysia and Universiti Malaya, provides expertise to national, regional and international bodies, as well as third world governments on issues pertaining to Biodiversity and Biosafety Law. He was nominated by Asia Pacific Group to be a member of the Compliance Committee under the Cartagena Protocol and served as a member of the Committee from 2004 to 2008. He also designed, and runs, a course on Biodiversity and Biosafety Law for post-graduate students at the Universiti Malaya. Finally, he has also written widely on the subject of Biosafety.
Personal Information
Coordinates
Professor Gurdial Singh Nijar
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Phone:+60123321032
Email:nijar46@hotmail.com
Gender
  • Male
Nationalities
  • Malaysian
Date of birth
1946
Place of birth
Malaysia
Current employment
Employer / Organization
MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT MALAYSIA
Acronym
NRE
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Department / Division / Unit
MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT
Start date
2000
Main responsibilities
TEACHING LLM COURSE ON BIOSAFETY LAW IN UNIVERSITI MALAYA;
RESEARCH CONSULTANT FOR SOUTH CENTRE, GENEVA;
ADVISOR TO THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT (NRE), MALAYSIA;
RESOURCE PERSON FOR DEPARTMENT OF BIOSAFETY, MALAYSIA.
CONSULTANT FOR SARAWAK BIODIVERSITY CENTRE
RESOURCE PERSON FOR ASEAN CENTRE FOR BIODIVERSITY
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
UNIVERSITI MALAYA
Acronym
UM
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
TEACHING LLM COURSE ON BIOSAFETY LAW IN UNIVERSITI MALAYA;
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
LLB HONS
Name of academic institution
KING'S COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Start date
1967
Ending date
1970
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
LLM
Name of academic institution
UNIVERSITI MALAYA
Start date
1972
Ending date
1973
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Legal expertise
  • National biosafety legal systems
  • Legislative drafting and review
  • Liability and redress
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • Punjabi
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
References
References
Dr Johan Shamsuddin bin Hj Sabaruddin
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Phone:+603 7967 6500
Email:johans@um.edu.my
Mr Dan Leskien
United Nation Food and Agriculture Organisation
Rome
Italy
Phone:+39 0657051
Email:dan.leskien@fao.org