TRIPS reflects the dominant view that enforcing strong intellectual property rights is necessary to solve problems of trade and development. The global ensemble of authors in this collection ask, how can TRIPS mature further into an institution that supports a view of economic development which incorporates the human rights ethic already at work in the multilateralist geopolitics driving international relations? In particular, how can these human rights, seen as encompassing a whole ‘new’ set of collective interests such as public health, environment, and nutrition, provide a pragmatic ethic for shaping development policy? Some chapters address these questions by describing recent successes, while others propose projects in which these human rights can provide ethical ground for influencing the forces at play in development policies.
Towards a New IP World Order?
Chapter 8: Access to genetic resources and benefit sharing: The Nagoya Protocol in the light of the TRIPS Agreement
Subjects: development studies, law and development, law - academic, intellectual property law, international economic law, trade law, law and development
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