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This introductory chapter presents an overview of the book, which answers the following question: To what extent is there conflict between the obligations to ensure the right to food as recognized in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the obligations imposed by intellectual property protection of plants and plant varieties as recognized in the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement, and to which extent are they mutually supportive, also taking into account the international treaties regulating plant genetic resources? The chapter identifies certain obligations imposed by the Covenant, analyzing whether human rights obligations can be more actively observed when patent and plant variety legislation is adopted and implemented.

Keywords: human rights; intellectual property protection; international law; patent and plant varietylegislation; right to food; TRIPS Agreement



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