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dc.contributor.advisor Natarajan, Usha Hosny, Hend Youssef Abdel Rahman 2017-01-08T07:54:32Z 2017-01-08T22:00:13Z Fall 2015 en_US 2017-01-08
dc.description.abstract It is commonly contended that international legal regime aims at promoting equality between states and helping underdeveloped states develop. Amongst the methods that have been argued to promote economic development is increased patent protection. Proponents of the patent regime argue that increased protection will increase foreign direct investment in different sectors of developing countries, such as the pharmaceutical industry, as well as allow for the spread of technology and known how. However, as the thesis will show this has not been the case. The thesis will demonstrate how the current international legal regime has a Eurocentric bias that works to the benefit developed and against developing states. Therefore, perpetuating a cycle of underdevelopment, poverty and inequality, within developing states. Specifically, this argument is made through an analysis of the patent regime and its effects on access to pharmaceuticals, which demonstrates how increased patent protection, especially under the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Treaty, has resulted in the is lack of access to medicine in developing countries. Consequently, people in underdeveloped countries remain sick, unproductive, and experience high mortality rates from curable diseases, which directly affects the economic development of those developing states. en_US
dc.format.extent 63 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject IPRs and Pharmaceuticals en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Intellectual property rights and pharmaceuticals: The impact of the intellectual property rights regime on the access to medicine in developing states en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline International and Comparative Law en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Law en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Beckett, Jason
dc.contributor.committeeMember Sayed, Hani
dc.contributor.committeeMember Fahmy, Nabil

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