About the Book:
The South Centre seeks to provide the appropriate technical assistance and country support to developing countries, within a comprehensive and coherent national IP Strategy, to promote the implementation of the TRIPS Agreement that is consistent with the protection of public health and promotion of access to medicines. To this end, the South Centre has prepared this selected and annotated bibliography to assist developing countries to implement IP policies and regulations consistent with development goals and public health principles. The growing volume of literature being produced around the issue of IP, R&D, human rights and access to medicines in the last five years can help countries find the opportunities and room to manoeuvre to protect the citizens of developing countries from the unhealthy environment created by the new international trade rules.
This bibliography does not provide an exhaustive list, but rather highlights some of the most pertinent works from South views and perspectives. These selective references are a valuable instrument for those interested to promote universal access to medical innovation.
About the Authors
Germán Velásquez is the Special Adviser for Health and Development at the South Centre, Geneva.
Carlos Correa is the Special Adviser on Trade and Intellectual Property at the South Centre, Geneva.
Xavier Seuba, Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona.