In October 2015, I blogged about the proposed binding treaty on business and human rights and in that post I questioned the rationale behind the proposed treaty. Well, it appears that the proponents of the proposed treaty are not about to give up any time soon. The third session of the Intergovernmental Working Group that… Continue reading Is a Treaty on Business and Human Rights Logically & Politically Plausible?
In a press release published on its website today, GSK has announced a series of measures that, if implemented, could help to improve access to medicines in developing countries. According to GSK, it is ‘evolving its graduated approach to filing and enforcing patents so that IP protection reflects a country’s economic maturity.’ Essentially, under this graduated… Continue reading GSK’s Plan to Improve Access to Medicines in Developing Countries
It is no longer news that some countries have initiated the process to establish a binding treaty to regulate the activities of transnational corporations under international human rights law. During the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council in 2014, the Council adopted a resolution (drafted by Ecuador and South Africa) wherein it was decided… Continue reading MUCH ADO ABOUT A TREATY ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS