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The Resource Access to medicines : the interface between patents and human rights : does one size fit all?, Jennifer Anna Sellin, (electronic resource)

Access to medicines : the interface between patents and human rights : does one size fit all?, Jennifer Anna Sellin, (electronic resource)

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Access to medicines : the interface between patents and human rights : does one size fit all?
Title
Access to medicines
Title remainder
the interface between patents and human rights : does one size fit all?
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Anna Sellin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Millions of people worldwide lack adequate access to medicines, particularly in developing countries where resources are scarce with devastating human, social and economic consequences. The example of HIV/AIDS, for which treatment has advanced so significantly in the last decade that a diagnosis no longer necessarily brings with it a death sentence, highlights the importance of ensuring that essential medicines are affordable and accessible to all. This book focuses on one aspect of access to medicines: the affordability of essential medicines, and its connection to human rights and patents. The argument often made is that patent protection for medicines results in higher prices which negatively impacts access. Patients having no or inadequate access to affordable medicines endangers the full realisation of human rights, particularly the right to health. This book investigates this issue from a legal perspective, taking both an international and domestic angle. This study examines the interface of access to affordable medicines and patent protection from the perspective of international human rights law and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) within the framework of the World Trade Organisation. The essential question posed by this book is whether access to medicines and patent protection conflict or coexist. The discussion is deepened by including a developing country approach. Three country studies have been conducted, on South Africa, India and Uganda. These aim to provide a concrete insight into whether these countries recognise and acknowledge the interplay between patents and human rights with respect to access to medicines. Secondly these studies examine whether TRIPS leaves sufficient freedom for (developing) states to adopt a patent system suited to their domestic needs, enabling them to strike a fair balance between access to medicines and patent protection for medicines. In other words: does one size fit all?This book is targeted at both academics and human rights practitioners, including government officials, human rights advocates and NGOs. It goes further than a mere theoretical discussion on the issue from an international law perspective by providing an in-depth examination of domestic (legal) frameworks relevant for the issue of access to medicines. It illustrates that the normative force of human rights in combination with social movement can provide a powerful tool for prioritising the health needs of the global poor.--
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Sellin, Jennifer Anna
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • School of Human Rights research series
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
volume 64
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  • Right to health
  • Pharmaceutical policy
  • Medical care, Cost of
  • Human rights
  • Drugs
  • Patents (International law)
Label
Access to medicines : the interface between patents and human rights : does one size fit all?, Jennifer Anna Sellin, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781780685083/type/BOOK
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Findings, conclusions and recommendations
  • Introduction & methodology
  • Access to medicines : the problem
  • A human right of access to medicines?
  • The TRIPS Agreement : patent protection for pharmaceuticals
  • The interface between patents and human rights in the context of access to medicines
  • Access to medicines in South Africa
  • Access to medicines in India
  • Access to medicines in Uganda
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CR9781780685083
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 493 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781780682471
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1048763261
Label
Access to medicines : the interface between patents and human rights : does one size fit all?, Jennifer Anna Sellin, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781780685083/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Findings, conclusions and recommendations
  • Introduction & methodology
  • Access to medicines : the problem
  • A human right of access to medicines?
  • The TRIPS Agreement : patent protection for pharmaceuticals
  • The interface between patents and human rights in the context of access to medicines
  • Access to medicines in South Africa
  • Access to medicines in India
  • Access to medicines in Uganda
Control code
CR9781780685083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 493 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781780682471
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1048763261

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