Of Medicines and Markets: Intellectual Property and Human Rights in the Free Trade Era (Stanford Studies in Human Rights)

By Angelina Snodgrass Godoy

Important American nations have lengthy outlined overall healthiness as a human correct. yet lately local exchange agreements have ushered in competitive highbrow estate reforms, undermining this belief. Questions of IP and health and wellbeing provisions are pivotal to either human rights advocacy and “free” exchange coverage, and as this e-book chronicles, complicated political battles have built around the region.

Looking at occasions in Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Guatemala, Angelina Godoy argues that human rights advocates have to process highbrow estate legislation as greater than easily a roster of rules. IP represents the innovative of an international tendency to price all issues in marketplace phrases: existence forms—from crops to human genetic sequences—are rendered commodities, and ingredients essential to maintain life—medicines—are constrained to insure company earnings. If we argue merely over the phrases of IP security with out confronting the underlying common sense governing our exchange agreements, then human rights advocates will lose even if they win.

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