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19 Dec 2011

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B-HRD (Business and Human Rights Documentation Project)

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A new “In Focus” feature launched by the Business and Human Rights Documentation (B-HRD) Project details the tactics pursued by “Big Pharma” to protect patents for key drugs in India and Brazil, increasing costs of lifesaving drugs and frustrating access to essential medicines. The feature showcases the strategies of human rights defenders to challenge abusive business practices and counterbalance patent safeguards with strong human rights protections.