A Review of Intellectual Property, Human Rights and Development: The Role of NGOs and Social Movements by Duncan Matthews

The IP Law Book Review, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 63-74, 2012

Seattle University School of Law Research Paper No. 12-10

14 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2012 Last revised: 26 Aug 2013

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Margaret Chon

Seattle University School of Law

Date Written: February 28, 2012

Abstract

As the self-disclosing title of his book suggests, Professor Duncan Matthews addresses the interplay of various intellectual property governance vectors in the context of specific developing countries: Brazil, India and South Africa. As such, the book is one of the first extended academic inquiries into the dynamics of NGOs and social movements within global intellectual property legal regimes. In this book review, I first situate this book within the scholarship of NGOs, then describe and assess its significance to the fields of intellectual property law and global governance.

Keywords: Access to medicines, agriculture, Brazil, development, genetic resources, human rights, India, intellectual property, NGOs, patents, public health, social movements, South Africa, traditional knowledge

Suggested Citation

Chon, Margaret, A Review of Intellectual Property, Human Rights and Development: The Role of NGOs and Social Movements by Duncan Matthews (February 28, 2012). The IP Law Book Review, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 63-74, 2012; Seattle University School of Law Research Paper No. 12-10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2012816

Margaret Chon (Contact Author)

Seattle University School of Law ( email )

901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA n/a 98122-1090
United States

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