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Access to medicines in the context of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

Author: UN Human Rights Council, Published on: 11 June 2013

The Human Rights Council...Urges States...To promote access to medicines for all, including through the use, to the full, of the provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights which provide flexibility for that purpose, recognizing that the protection of intellectual property is important for the development of new medicines, as well as the concerns about its effects on prices;...To apply measures and procedures for enforcing intellectual property rights in such a manner as to avoid creating barriers to the legitimate trade of affordable, safe, efficacious and quality medicines, and to provide for safeguards against the abuse of such measures and procedures;...

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