Poverty and Global Justice [Abstract]
Poverty eradication has been identified as the largest challenge facing international society in its quest for a peaceful, prosperous, and just world. Kokaz responds to this challenge by proposing a global poverty eradication principle.
Author(s): Nancy Kokaz
Trade Rules, Intellectual Property, and the Right to Health [Abstract]
In perpetuating and exacerbating restricted access to essential medicines, current trade-related intellectual property rules on medicines may violate core human rights to health and medicines. In this light, there should be serious questions about their necessity, and their justification should be critically assessed from the perspective of human rights standards.
Author(s): Lisa Forman
Reconstructing Precaution, Deconstructing Misconceptions [Abstract]
This essay contributes to the debate on the precautionary principle in two ways: 1) it clarifies what is entailed by a mild formulation of the principle and 2) it identifies a number of misconceptions underlying some of its main criticisms.
Author(s): Alessandra Arcuri