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Human Rights and the WTO

The Case of Patents and Access to Medicines

Holger Hestermeyer

International Economic Law Series

  • A politically controversial examination of the use of patents on life-saving medicines
  • Examines one of the key debates surrounding the world trading system, that of the importance of protecting international human rights norms as part of the WTO legal order
  • A fresh examination of the conflict between international patents law and international human rights law