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Michael Freeman

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199545520

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.001.0001

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Law, Human Rights, and the Bioethical Discourse

Law, Human Rights, and the Bioethical Discourse

(p.101) 6 Law, Human Rights, and the Bioethical Discourse
Law and Bioethics

Michael Freeman (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers a case study of global pharmaceutical patents to examine possible engagements between law, in particular human rights law, and bioethics. It argues that current theories of public health law rarely address the interdependency between law at the national and international levels. But one cannot ‘isolate a state from its global interactions and focus on the relationship between law and public health within impermeable [national] borders’. There is a need for a ‘globalized theory of public health law’, which would include multinational organizations within its parameters.

Keywords:   pharmaceutical patent, bioethics, law, AIDS, human rights, public health law

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