The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS: Intellectual Property and Access to Essential Medicines

The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS: Intellectual Property and Access to Essential Medicines


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This important book brings together leading scholars from multiple disciplines, including intellectual property, human rights, public health, and development studies, as well as activists to critically reflect on the global health governance regime.

The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS explores the implications of high international intellectual property standards for access to essential medicines in developing countries. With a focus on HIV/AIDS governance, the volume provides a timely analysis of the international legal and political landscape, the relationship between human rights and intellectual property, and emerging issues in global health policy. It concludes with concrete strategies on how to improve access to HIV/AIDS medicines.

This interdisciplinary, global, and up-to-date book will strongly appeal to academics in law, international relations, health policy and public policy, as well as students, policymakers and activists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849804905
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 04/13/2012
Series: Elgar Intellectual Property and Global Development Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Edited by Obijiofor Aginam, Senior Academic Officer, United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace, Tokyo, Japan, John Harrington, Professor of Law, Cardiff University, Wales, UK and Peter K. Yu, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property, Texas A&M University, School of Law, US

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

Obijiofor Aginam and John Harrington

2. Communitarian Globalism and Disease: A Normative Orientation for Global Health Governance

Obijiofor Aginam

3. Is AIDS Treatment Sustainable?

Kenneth C. Shadlen

4. Access to Paediatric Medicines: The Global Political Economy of Drug Production and Supply for Children in the Developing World

Avram Denburg and Kelley Lee

5. Trade Agreements, Intellectual Property and Access to Essential Medicines: What Future Role for the Right to Health?

James Harrison

6. Re-visiting the Patents and Access to Medicines Dichotomy: An Evaluation of TRIPs Implementation and Public Health Safeguards in Developing Countries

Tahir Amin

7. Seizure of Generic Pharmaceuticals in Transit Based on Allegations of Patent Infringement: A Threat to International Trade, Development and Public Welfare

Frederick M. Abbott

8. Patent Licensing Strategies for the Research and Development of Pharmaceuticals in Developing Countries

Gail E. Evans

9. Increasing Access through Incentives for Innovation: The Health Impact Fund

Laura Biron

10. Building IPC4D to Promote Access to Essential Medicines

Peter K. Yu

11. The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS and the Rugged Road Ahead: An Epilogue

Peter K. Yu



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