- Reconstructing Precaution, Deconstructing Misconceptions [Abstract]
| Alessandra Arcuri | 09/26/2007
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.
- Poverty and Global Justice [Abstract]
| Nancy Kokaz | 09/26/2007
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.
- Trade Rules, Intellectual Property, and the Right to Health [Abstract]
| Lisa Forman | 09/26/2007
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.