Advanced

Patent on Survival : a study concerning the TRIPS agreement and the pharmaceutical industry’s production sector – a balancing act between the needs and demands

Bengtsson, Rebecca LU (2011) MRSG20 20111
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The world power stems from collisions between different control systems where various participants, such as multinational corporations and the United Nations, are either being encouraged or prevented from pursuing their given activities. It is therefore important to find a balance between enforcing human rights and the ever-expanding economic market.

The Agreement on Trade Related Aspects (TRIPS) was signed and entered into force in 1995 during the last round of GATT, the Uruguay Round. All members of the newly created World Trade Organization signed the agreement which resulted in the intellectual property rights tightening significantly – something which has resulted in large sacrifices and
commitments for developing countries. The... (More)
The world power stems from collisions between different control systems where various participants, such as multinational corporations and the United Nations, are either being encouraged or prevented from pursuing their given activities. It is therefore important to find a balance between enforcing human rights and the ever-expanding economic market.

The Agreement on Trade Related Aspects (TRIPS) was signed and entered into force in 1995 during the last round of GATT, the Uruguay Round. All members of the newly created World Trade Organization signed the agreement which resulted in the intellectual property rights tightening significantly – something which has resulted in large sacrifices and
commitments for developing countries. The law on patent constitutes the major part of the agreement. This has been beneficial for developed countries as copying pharmaceutical drugs is now illegal and they are therefore able to increase their revenue drastically.

The aim with this essay is to analyze the problems that occur due to the collision between the economic market, including the pharmaceutical industry’s production sector, and the UN’s responsibility in guaranteeing every person the right to health. In an attempt to illustrate the breadth and complexity of this problem, I have chosen portray the TRIPS agreement’s impact on the signing states, pharmaceutical companies pricing systems and the relevant conventions regarding the right to health. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Bengtsson, Rebecca LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20111
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Human Rights, mänskliga rättigheter
language
English
id
2064182
date added to LUP
2011-09-30 10:22:28
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:53
@misc{2064182,
  abstract     = {The world power stems from collisions between different control systems where various participants, such as multinational corporations and the United Nations, are either being encouraged or prevented from pursuing their given activities. It is therefore important to find a balance between enforcing human rights and the ever-expanding economic market.

The Agreement on Trade Related Aspects (TRIPS) was signed and entered into force in 1995 during the last round of GATT, the Uruguay Round. All members of the newly created World Trade Organization signed the agreement which resulted in the intellectual property rights tightening significantly – something which has resulted in large sacrifices and
commitments for developing countries. The law on patent constitutes the major part of the agreement. This has been beneficial for developed countries as copying pharmaceutical drugs is now illegal and they are therefore able to increase their revenue drastically.

The aim with this essay is to analyze the problems that occur due to the collision between the economic market, including the pharmaceutical industry’s production sector, and the UN’s responsibility in guaranteeing every person the right to health. In an attempt to illustrate the breadth and complexity of this problem, I have chosen portray the TRIPS agreement’s impact on the signing states, pharmaceutical companies pricing systems and the relevant conventions regarding the right to health.},
  author       = {Bengtsson, Rebecca},
  keyword      = {Human Rights,mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Patent on Survival : a study concerning the TRIPS agreement and the pharmaceutical industry’s production sector – a balancing act between the needs and demands},
  year         = {2011},
}