Monthly Archives: October 2015

MUCH ADO ABOUT A TREATY ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

It is no longer news that some countries have initiated the process to establish a binding treaty┬áto regulate the activities of transnational corporations under international human rights law. During the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council in 2014, … Continue reading

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That Leaked Draft National IPR Policy from India

Earlier this week, another draft version of India’s National IPR Policy was leaked. The draft, dated 18 April 2015, was submitted by India’s ‘IPR Think Tank’. Some comments have been made on the draft (see here, here, and here). The … Continue reading

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There is No Human Right to Patent Protection

There is no human right to patent protection. Or as the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed, aptly puts it in her recent report, ‘There is no human right to patent protection under article 15 of … Continue reading

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