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Access to Medicine as a Human Right in the WTO Order

Holger Hestermeyer

in Human Rights and the WTO: The Case of Patents and Access to Medicines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552177
eISBN:
9780191706936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552177.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter begins by discussing the extent to which human rights can be applied in WTO dispute settlement, finding that they can only be used as an aid to interpreting the ‘covered agreements’. It ... More


Patent Law

Holger Hestermeyer

in Human Rights and the WTO: The Case of Patents and Access to Medicines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552177
eISBN:
9780191706936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552177.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter describes the patent component of the conflict between the TRIPS Agreement and access to medicine. It provides the necessary background in patent law, its history, and rationales and ... More


Conflict between Patents and Access to Medicine

Holger Hestermeyer

in Human Rights and the WTO: The Case of Patents and Access to Medicines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552177
eISBN:
9780191706936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552177.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter starts by demonstrating in economic terms that pharmaceutical patents result in higher prices in developing countries, thus constituting a barrier to access to medicine in those ... More


Human Rights and the WTO: The Case of Patents and Access to Medicines

Holger Hestermeyer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552177
eISBN:
9780191706936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552177.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This study examines the alleged conflict of WTO law with international human rights law, using a prominent example of such a conflict: that between international patent law, i.e., the TRIPS ... More


Background of the Debate

Holger Hestermeyer

in Human Rights and the WTO: The Case of Patents and Access to Medicines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552177
eISBN:
9780191706936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552177.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the facts that called attention to the conflict between the TRIPS Agreement and access to medicine. The public discussion was initially triggered by the pricing decision of the ... More


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