Patents, Human Rights and Access to Science

Aurora Plomer*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

23 Citations (Scopus)


The new millennium has been described as 'the century of biology', but scientific progress and access to medicines has been marred by global disputes over ownership of the science by universities and private companies. This book examines the challenges posed by the modern patent system to the right of everyone to access the benefits of science in international law. 

Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages200
ISBN (Print)9781783475926
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2015


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