Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here


Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This is the concluding chapter of the book The Right to Food and the TRIPS Agreement: With a Particular Emphasis on Developing Countries’ Measures for Food Production and Distribution. The book highlights that human rights in general and the right to food in particular are not explicitly taken into account when WTO law is developed and interpreted. It analyzes the relationship on the premise that there is an ‘apparent conflict’ between the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It strictly implements patent and plant variety legislation in some jurisdictions than the TRIPS Agreement permits. The book explains the relationship between other recognized human rights, such as the right to health, and the TRIPS Agreement. It identifies certain effects on prices resulting from the patenting of pharmaceutical products.

Keywords: human rights; patent rights; pharmaceutical products; right to health; TRIPS Agreement; WTO Agreement



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Right to Food and the TRIPS Agreement — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation