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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


The Implementation Game and the Variation Puzzle

Carolyn Deere

in The Implementation Game: The TRIPS Agreement and the Global Politics of Intellectual Property Reform in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199550616
eISBN:
9780191720284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550616.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter draws together my core arguments about the politics of TRIPS implementation. It summarizes my findings as to why so many countries went beyond TRIPS‐minimum requirements, while some ... More


TRIPS Implementation in Francophone Africa

Carolyn Deere

in The Implementation Game: The TRIPS Agreement and the Global Politics of Intellectual Property Reform in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199550616
eISBN:
9780191720284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550616.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter explains why a group of the world's poorest countries adopted an array of TRIPS‐plus standards. It begins with a review of the colonial influence on IP regulation in francophone African ... More


A Better Remedy

Fran Quigley

in Prescription for the People: An Activist's Guide to Making Medicine Affordable for All

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713750
eISBN:
9781501713910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713750.003.0021
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Current law, along with limited changes to existing law, both provide many opportunities for access to affordable generic medicines. There are far better ways to develop medicines and to ensure ... More


Innovation, Technical Change, and Patents in the Development Process: A Long-Term View1

Mario Cimoli, Giovanni Dosi, Roberto Mazzoleni, and Bhaven N. Sampat

in Intellectual Property Rights: Legal and Economic Challenges for Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199660759
eISBN:
9780191749186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660759.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The historical evidence on the long term influences of patent rights on economic development supports our argument that recent changes in the international patent regime are arguably a step in the ... More


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