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Country profileLiechtenstein: Organisms Act.
Long title: Act on the handling of genetically modified, pathogenic or alien organisms.

Original title: Gesetz vom 25. November 2010 Ă¼ber den Umgang mit genetisch veränderten, pathogenen oder gebietsfremden Organismen (Organismengesetz; OrgG).
Date of original text: 25 November 2010. Date of consolidation/reprint: 2016.
Source: Liechtensteinisches Landesgesetzblatt, No. 4 , 11 January 2011, 35 pp.
Type of text: Legislation

Available web site: www.gesetze.li
Full text available (German): lie152064.pdf

Implemented by:
  • Closed System Ordinance. - 2012 [LEX-FAOC130704]
  • Genetically Modified Organisms Ordinance. - 2012 [LEX-FAOC130705]
  • Release Ordinance. - 01 March 2011 [LEX-FAOC130734]
  • Coexistence Ordinance. - 01 March 2011 [LEX-FAOC130896]
  • Ordinance on levying of fees under the Genetically Modified, Pathogenic or Alien Organisms Act. - 27 April 1999 [LEX-FAOC132505]

  • Consolidated text of:
  • Organisms Act. - 25 November 2010
  • [LEX-FAOC130685]

    Comments: The present Act is consolidated as of LGBl. 2016, No. 12.

    Abstract:
    The purpose of the present Act is to protect human beings, animals, plants and the environment against genetically modified, pathogenic or alien organisms. The text consists of 71 articles divided into 9 Parts as follows: General provisions (I); Handling of genetically modified organisms (II); Handling of pathogenic organisms (IV); Handling of alien organisms (V); Organization and implementation (VI); Procedure and legal remedies (VII); Liability of third parties (VII); Penalties (VIII); Transitional and finale provisions (IX).

    Descriptors (Environment gen.): basic legislation; pollution control; GMO; authorization/permit; environmental planning; liability/compensation; enforcement/compliance; offences/penalties

    FAOLEX No: LEX-FAOC152064