Realizing the Right to Development

Essays in Commemoration of 25 Years of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development

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This book is devoted to the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development. It contains a collection of analytical studies of various aspects of the right to development, which include the rule of law and good governance, aid, trade, debt, technology transfer, intellectual property, access to medicines and climate change in the context of an enabling environment at the local, regional and international levels. It also explores the issues of poverty, women and indigenous peoples within the theme of social justice and equity. The book considers the strides that have been made over the years in measuring progress in implementing the right to development and possible ways forward to make the right to development a reality for all in an increasingly fragile, interdependent and ever-changing world.



The Intergovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property

The inaccessibility of medicines in low- and middle-income countries poses serious human rights and developmental challenges for Governments and international organizations, as well as raising grave ethical and human rights questions about the responsibilities of the research and development-based pharmaceutical industry. In response to this human rights and public-health dilemma, there has been growing attention to the relationship between intellectual property rights, innovation and public-health, leading to an intergovernmental process initiated and led by the World Health Organization (WHO) between 2006 and 2008.


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