Corporate Social Responsibility or UN Corporate Governance? - Event Audio/Video

Author: Federalist Society [USA], Published on: 11 December 2007

...UN officials have begun using a human rights agenda to govern the activities of corporations throughout the world. The latest UN effort involves the promotion of an ambiguous “right to health” and its related access to medicines…On September 19, 2007, Mr. [Paul] Hunt [special rapporteur on the right to health] published draft Human Rights Guidelines for Pharmaceutical Companies in relation to Access to Medicines. The Draft Guidelines set forth a human rights regimen designed to pressure pharmaceutical companies to embrace a “right to health” the scope of which has never been established in international law. The[y] ...call for…the dilution of corporate intellectual property rights relating to medicines…[Panel discussion with John Gardner Former General Counsel, USAID, and James Kelly, Chairman, Social and Human Sciences Committee, U.S. National Commission for UNESCO]

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