Public Health and “Counterfeit” Medicines: The Role of the World Health Organization


The normative and policy-setting functions of the World Health Organization (“WHO”) have been substantially influenced by the differences of opinion within WHO’s membership about the impact of trade and intellectual property (“IP”) rules on public health. In particular, WHO members differ as to the organization’s role in addressing the perceived failure of the pharmaceutical market to generate safe and affordable medicines for diseases predominantly affecting developing countries.

Gian Luca Burci
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European Court of Human Rights Rules Against Norway in Deep Sea Divers Dispute (December 5, 2013)

Steven Arrigg Koh

On December 5, 2013, a Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled by majority in Vilnes

Monitoring the Implementation of CEDAW toward Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

The American Society of International Law and ASIL Academic Partner American University Washington College of Law's Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law are pleased to present a three-part continuing legal education (CLE) series to provide a forum for the better understanding and discussion of human rights and humanitarian law theory.This first course will focus on how human rights related to sexual and reproductive health are enshrined in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), governmental obligations to implement those rights, and m