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This section contains a list of symbols occurring in 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 establishes the relationship between food, biotechnology and intellectual property protection, as well as clarifying issues relating to plant genetic resources. It provides a presentation of the alternatives to intellectual property protection. The book presents the basic principles for interpretation under public international law, based on Articles 31 and 32 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT), and Article 38.1(d) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice. It also examines the interpretative material under the respective treaties.

Keywords: biotechnology; intellectual property protection; International Court of Justice; international law; right to food; TRIPS Agreement; VCLT



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