Hans Morten Haugen, Dr. Juris (2006) University of Oslo, M.A in Political Science 1995, is Associate Professor at Diakonhjemmet University College, Oslo. He has written four articles on human rights and patent rights in The Journal of World Intellectual Property. Dr. Haugen received the prestigious His Majesty the King’s Gold Medal for 2007 for his dissertation, on which the current book is based.
All those seeking to learn more on the interface between human rights, intellectual property and the WTO, from an academic interest or by being responsible for negotiatons and national implementation.
Table of contents
Preface; Part I: Treaties Relating to Food and Protection of Biotechnology: 1 Introduction; 2 Food, Biotechnology and Intellectual Property ;
3 Methodology: Principles and Sources under International Law; Part II: Relevant Provisions from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: 4 Specifying the Nature of the Obligations and the Approach for Understanding Economic, Social and Cultural Human Rights; 5 The Right to Food as Recognized in the International Covenant
on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights;
6 The Right to Benefit from the Moral and Material Interests of Scientific Production and the Right to Enjoy Benefits from Scientific Progress and Its Applications; 7 The Justifiable Limitations to the Recognized Rights; Part III: TRIPS and TRIPS-Compatible Protection: 8 The TRIPS Agreement, Particularly Patent Protection; 9 Effective Sui Generis Systems for the Protection of New
Varieties of Plants; Part IV: Comparison between Measures to Realize the Right to Food and Measures to Strengthen Patent and Plant Variety Protection:10 Jurisdictional and Jurisprudential Issues under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the TRIPS Agreement; 11 Principles for Identifying and Solving Conflicts between Treaties, as well as Identifying the Nature of Treaties, Applied to
TRIPS and the Covenant; 12 Conflict or Compatibility between Human Rights and Patent
and Plant Variety Protection?; Part V: Conclusions; Acronyms; Symbols; Definitions;
Table of Cases; Literature; Index.