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[PDF] Policy Brief on Intellectual Property, Development and Human Rights - How Human Rights Can Support Proposals for a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Development Agenda

Author: 3D -> Trade – Human Rights – Equitable Economy, Published on: 1 February 2006

Strict IP [intellectual property] rules have had an adverse impact on the ability of many governments to fulfil their human rights obligations,...obligations to ensure access to affordable medicines, educational goods and adequate food...The purpose of this Policy Brief is to encourage advocates, policy-makers and WIPO Member States to continue high-level discussions on a WIPO Development Agenda and elaborate an actionable, pro-development agenda that is consistent with the development commitments and human rights obligations of WIPO Member States. Part I will briefly outline how human rights can reinforce a development approach to intellectual property policy. Part II will consider the main proposals submitted on the WIPO Development Agenda and outline how human rights can support a pro-development outcome.

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