INCLUSION Open Seminars

« Takaisin9.5.2023 9:30–10.5.2023 15:00

The seminars are organised by the project “Indigenous Cultures in Evolution: Governing Rights and Responsibilities through Sustainable Law and Ethics (INCLUSION)” led by the Faculty of Law of the University of Lapland.

INCLUSION is a two years’ project aiming at strengthening cooperation between the Higher Education Institutions from Finland and Peru to promote education, teaching and learning on the law and ethical issues at the crossroad of the regulation and governance of Indigenous peoples’ rights to their culture, with particular focus on the digitisation of Indigenous peoples’ cultural heritage and with a comparative analysis between the Global North (Finland and the Sámi people) and the Global South (Peru and local Indigenous peoples) approaches.

The seminars are organized in collaboration with the UArctic Law Thematic Network and the UArctic Chair in Arctic Legal Research and Education. The seminars are open for all. 

Information for students:
Students can gain 1 ECTS (under the general optional studies, Code ONVAL9999 or OTMVAL9999) by attending both seminars and submitting a learning diary. 
The learning diary should summaries two key issues learned during the seminars. It should be around 3–5 pages (Times New Roman, 12) in length. It shall be sent to Girardi Dino ( by the 24th of May 2023.

INCLUSION Open Seminar I

Indigenous people knowledge and rights and the role of society, business, and government: Facing challenges and building protection

Date: 9th of May 2023
Time: 09:30–12:00
Venue: University of Lapland, Room LS9 and online (via Microsoft Teams).  

09:30 Opening words
Rosa Ballardini, Professor and Vice dean, University of Lapland

09:40 The protection of traditional knowledge associated to genetic resources:  the creation of databases and the role of the intellectual property rights office in Peru, 
Dr. Yovana Reyes Tagle, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

10:10 Protecting Indigenous people’s rights as a corporate social responsibility practice: The Peruvian Experience.
Dr. Edison Tabra Ochoa, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

10:40 Break 

11:10 Indigenous peoples in Peru. Challenges and international legal standards
Dr. Patricia Urteaga Crovetto, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

11:40 Discussion

12:00 Closing

Globalization and Indigenous Peoples: Legal mechanisms for protecting their rights

Date: 10th of May 2023
Time: 13:00 – 15:00
Venue: The seminar will be held on a hybrid form, physically at Thule Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Arctic Centre and online (via Microsoft Teams).

13:00 Opening words
Kamrul Hossain Director, Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law Arctic Centre, University of Lapland

13:10 Indigenous peoples´ view of the documentation of traditional knowledge associated to genetic resources: the development of local registers in Peru
Dr. Yovana Reyes Tagle, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

13:40 Collective Trademark Registration as a Means of Protecting Indigenous Culture. The Peruvian Experience
Dr. Edison Tabra Ochoa, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

14:10 The right to prior consultation and extractive industries in the Andean region. A critical approach
Dr. Patricia Urteaga Crovetto, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

14:40 Discussion

15:00 Closing

PUCP professors’ short bio

Yovana Reyes Tagle

LL.D., LL.M., (University of Helsinki, Finland), Title of Docent (University of Lapland, Finland). Yovana is Assistant Professor (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú-PUCP, Department of Law), Member of the Starring Committee in the Master's Program in International Economic Law, and Member of the Research Group in International Economic Law at the PUCP. She has lectured in several universities and business schools in Finland and Peru on international trade law, regional economic integration, and indigenous peoples´ rights. She is a member of the team of the WTO Chair program at the PUCP and conducts research on the relationship between the WTO and regional trade agreements in Latin America. She worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki and has been a lecturer for specialized courses at public institutions in Peru, among them, the Diplomatic Academy of Peru and the National School of Control.

Edison Tabra Ochoa 

Edison Tabra Ochoa is an Assistant Professor of Commercial Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). He holds an MA and PhD in Culture and Governance in Organizations from the University of Navarra, and a Master in Business Law by the PUCP. He is the author of books and articles on commercial law, with particular focus on corporate governance and corporate law. In 2017, he was part of the Corporate Law Specialists Task Force in charge to propose amendments to Peruvian Companies Act 1998. He is an academic member at the European Corporate Governance Institute (Belgium) and the Business and Humanis Institute (Spain). Also, he is part of the staff of commissioners at the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property – INDECOPI Peru in charge of resolving consumer affairs. He also acts as an expert witness and arbitrator in national business disputes in relation to corporate law, corporate governance, and consumer law.

Patricia Urteaga Crovetto

Patricia Urteaga Crovetto is a Law professor and researcher at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP). She earned a law degree from the PUCP, and a Master's and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research topics focus on natural resources, indigenous rights, extractive industries and water. She has been a guest researcher at the U. of Goteborg, the U. of Turin, and the Max Planck Institute at Halle. She was the director of the Research Institute at the Law School and a member of the Research Ethics Committee. Currently, she is the director of the Master Program on Human Rights and  also a member of the International Commission of Legal Pluralism. Her last publications are: (2021) “Transforming nature, crafting irrelevance: The commodification of marginal land for sugarcane and cocoa agroindustry in Peru”. In: Abubakari Ahmed & Alexandros Gasparatos (ed.) Political Ecology of Industrial Crops, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 1st Edition, and (2019) Derecho Humano al Agua, Petróleo y Pueblos Indígenas en la Amazonía. Lima: Departmento Academico de Derecho, CICAJ.