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Why and How to Make an International Crime of Medicine Counterfeiting


Amir Attaran


University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Roger Bate


American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Megan Kendall


University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law

2011

Journal of International Criminal Justice, pp. 1-30, 2011

Abstract:     
Although counterfeit medicines are a global problem, which sicken or kill at least thousands of people a year, currently international law does not even attempt to criminalize their manufacture or trade as it does currency (i.e. money) counterfeiting - a serious and inexplicable omission. In this paper, we summarize the current medical and public health evidence that counterfeit medicines are a serious danger to human well-being, and we review legal doctrines from treaties on other subjects and from the jurisprudence on crimes against humanity to argue that a treaty to criminalize acts associated with counterfeit medicines is both timely and possible. We argue that such a treaty should be negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization, and present a practical review of how this could be achieved.

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Date posted: August 5, 2010 ; Last revised: June 24, 2013

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Attaran, Amir and Bate, Roger and Kendall, Megan, Why and How to Make an International Crime of Medicine Counterfeiting (2011). Journal of International Criminal Justice, pp. 1-30, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1652909

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Amir Attaran (Contact Author)
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )
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Canada
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Roger Bate
American Enterprise Institute (AEI) ( email )
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Washington, DC 20036
United States
Megan Kendall
University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law ( email )
57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Canada
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