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Intellectual Property and Human Rights in Palestine

Cinthio, Björn (2005)
Department of Law
Abstract
In the fall of year 2000 I went to Palestine to conduct a Minor Field Study. The subject of the study was to investigate the connection between Human Rights and Intellectual Property in this part of the world. By the end of September that year the new intifada broke out and I had to leave Palestine without finishing the study. It must be mentioned that the situation of today does not in any way reflect the situation during my time in Palestine. The material I was able to gather during the short period of time I stayed in Palestine combined with UN-documents and numerous reports from different Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) is the foundation on which this study rests. The study concentrates on two major subjects: The stealing of the... (More)
In the fall of year 2000 I went to Palestine to conduct a Minor Field Study. The subject of the study was to investigate the connection between Human Rights and Intellectual Property in this part of the world. By the end of September that year the new intifada broke out and I had to leave Palestine without finishing the study. It must be mentioned that the situation of today does not in any way reflect the situation during my time in Palestine. The material I was able to gather during the short period of time I stayed in Palestine combined with UN-documents and numerous reports from different Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) is the foundation on which this study rests. The study concentrates on two major subjects: The stealing of the trademark or merchandise mark ''Jaffa'', which is and was being used to market different kinds of citrus fruits, and the Palestinian people's right to its own cultural heritage, mainly in the form of archaeological artefacts. I would believe that nowhere else in the world is history so much alive as in Palestine/Israel. Historical issues are almost impossible to avoid when you live in this region. People are very aware of history - their own and that of others.1 Since it is impossible to avoid the question of history and since historical aspects are so important in determining the general evolution of the Middle East, I have chosen to include a passage regarding these matters in my thesis. Historical arguments are used in the political debate almost daily and history is used to justify Human Rights violations. (Less)
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Cinthio, Björn
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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Folkrätt, Immaterialrätt, Komparativ rätt
language
English
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1556759
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  abstract     = {In the fall of year 2000 I went to Palestine to conduct a Minor Field Study. The subject of the study was to investigate the connection between Human Rights and Intellectual Property in this part of the world. By the end of September that year the new intifada broke out and I had to leave Palestine without finishing the study. It must be mentioned that the situation of today does not in any way reflect the situation during my time in Palestine. The material I was able to gather during the short period of time I stayed in Palestine combined with UN-documents and numerous reports from different Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) is the foundation on which this study rests. The study concentrates on two major subjects: The stealing of the trademark or merchandise mark ''Jaffa'', which is and was being used to market different kinds of citrus fruits, and the Palestinian people's right to its own cultural heritage, mainly in the form of archaeological artefacts. I would believe that nowhere else in the world is history so much alive as in Palestine/Israel. Historical issues are almost impossible to avoid when you live in this region. People are very aware of history - their own and that of others.1 Since it is impossible to avoid the question of history and since historical aspects are so important in determining the general evolution of the Middle East, I have chosen to include a passage regarding these matters in my thesis. Historical arguments are used in the political debate almost daily and history is used to justify Human Rights violations.},
  author       = {Cinthio, Björn},
  keyword      = {Folkrätt,Immaterialrätt,Komparativ rätt},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Intellectual Property and Human Rights in Palestine},
  year         = {2005},
}