Human Rights And The Wto - The Case Of Patents And Access To Medicines - 9780199552177

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Human Rights And The Wto - The Case Of Patents And Access To Medicines Hestermeyer, Holger Oxford (inglaterra)

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The international trading system has come under increasing attack by activists as being in conflict with human rights law. Others have defended the system as contributing more to the fulfillment of human rights than many other areas of internationallaw. This study examines the alleged conflict of WTO law with international human rights law, using one of the most prominent examples of such a conflict: that between international patent law, ie the TRIPS Agreement, and access to medication as guaranteed eg by the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This highly controversial political issue of the appropriate use of international patent law on life saving medicines gained the world´s attention during the discussion about the price of AIDS medication, but recent instances also include the availability of the patented medication for bird flu and for anthrax. The book discusses both the patent law and the international human rights law involved in great depth, distinguishing between obligations under different human rights instruments and including a highly readable introduction into both areas of law. It then explains the concept of conflict between legal regimes and why patent law and human rights law are in conflict. The current state of international law on the conflict between legal regimes and the origin of such conflicts is analyzed, covering such issues as hierarchy in international law and introducing the concept of ´factual hierarchy´. The book

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Peso: 0,905 kg
Número de páginas: 416
Ano de edição: 2008
ISBN 10: 0199552177
ISBN 13: 9780199552177
Altura: 23
Largura: 16
Comprimento: 2
Idioma : Inglês
Tipo de produto : Livro
Assuntos : Universitário Técnico
Assuntos : Direito Internacional

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