[Ip-health] PC Memo: Investor-State Leak & Access to Meds

Peter Maybarduk pmaybarduk at citizen.org
Mon Mar 30 12:16:47 PDT 2015


SNIP:
"The threats to public health policies from the leaked investment chapter compound those from the leaked intellectual property chapter ... The text would dramatically expand the number of firms that could use Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) to attack public interest policies ... The leaked investment text would apply the flawed ISDS enforcement mechanism to the Trans-Pacific Partnership's harmful patent rules - and, in a dangerous new twist, possibly to standards imported from World Trade Organization patent rules as well."

Analysis: http://www.citizen.org/documents/tpp-investment-chapter-and-access-to-medicines.pdf



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