Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Law and Global HealthCurrent Legal Issues Volume 16$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Freeman, Sarah Hawkes, and Belinda Bennett

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199688999

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688999.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 08 December 2019

Access to Essential Medicines in Kenya

Access to Essential Medicines in Kenya

Intellectual Property, Anti-Counterfeiting, and the Right to Health

(p.94) 5 Access to Essential Medicines in Kenya
Law and Global Health

John Harrington

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the conflict between the right to health and the worldwide move to strengthen intellectual property enforcement with regards to access to medicines. It considers a recent ruling by the Kenyan High Court that anti-counterfeit legislation was unconstitutional in the context of the right to health enshrined in the country’s new constitution. The chapter discusses the background to the case and argues that the Court’s ruling was justified by oversights and exclusions in the process of parliamentary deliberation which led to the passing of the legislation.

Keywords:   intellectual property, Kenyan constitution, health policy, global health

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .