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was a student in the Master of Arts in Peace Studies program at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, which is located at the University of Notre Dame. International Sanctions , edited by Peter Wallensteen and Carina Staibano, examines the new challenges posed by the use of this instrument of collective security in the context of increased post-Cold War UN activism and the appearance of new international actors. The refinement of the concept through the introduction of targeted sanctions — rather than comprehensive ones — has opened the way to new questions about their effectiveness, prerequisites, ...
This paper is concerned with the impacts of strict patents in the pharmaceutical industry, focusing on the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) Agreement. It discusses the historical and current policy context, to better understand how strict patents affect the availability of essential drugs in developing countries. The research shows that the pharmaceutical industry prioritises profit above health. Strict patents reduce the availability and affordability of new essential drugs in developing countries, and thereby have a negative impact on the health of the ... Read More
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