Informal Norms in Global Governance: Human Rights, Intellectual Property Rules and Access to Medicines

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Hein and Moon take up a serious problem of contemporary global governance: what can be done when international trade rules prevent the realization of basic human rights? Starting in the 1990s, intellectual property obligations in trade agreements required many developing countries to begin granting medicines patents, which often rendered lifesaving drugs unaffordable. At stake was the question of what priority would be given to health-particularly of some of the world s poorest people-and what priority to economic interests ...

Informal Norms in Global Governance: Human Rights, Intellectual Property Rules and Access to Medicines 2016, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9781138261334

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Informal Norms in Global Governance: Human Rights, Intellectual Property Rules and Access to Medicines 2013, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9781409426332

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