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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

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