Trips flexibilities and access to essential medicines in South Africa

dc.contributor.advisorNcube, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorDuku, Elissa Amponsaa
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-31T12:54:53Z
dc.date.available2022-05-31T12:54:53Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.updated2022-05-31T12:54:33Z
dc.description.abstractA number of opportunities are available to South Africa through the use of international intellectual property flexibilities that are targeted and designed to protect and preserve access to medicine and health care. This dissertation will discuss a number of reasons and influences that have an effect on South Africa's accessibility to medicine through the means of intellectual property. This dissertation first embarks on giving a synopsis of the affects patents have with regards to access to medicine. It further contends that the use of the TRIPS flexibility known as compulsory licence should be utilised to realise the need of access to medicines in South Africa, together with how the pricing system has a weighty effect with regards to access to medicines. The TRIPS flexibility has given WTO members the liberty to determine and customise their policy space with regards to TRIPS obligations in a manner that is interpreted and implemented that meets and reflects its citizen's needs. This dissertation seeks to find if South Africa has made use of such means of reflection in its policy space and its proactive prioritisation of access to medicines in South Africa.
dc.identifier.apacitationDuku, E. A. (2022). <i>Trips flexibilities and access to essential medicines in South Africa</i>. (). ,Faculty of Law ,Department of Commercial Law. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/36441en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationDuku, Elissa Amponsaa. <i>"Trips flexibilities and access to essential medicines in South Africa."</i> ., ,Faculty of Law ,Department of Commercial Law, 2022. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/36441en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationDuku, E.A. 2022. Trips flexibilities and access to essential medicines in South Africa. . ,Faculty of Law ,Department of Commercial Law. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/36441en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Master Thesis AU - Duku, Elissa Amponsaa AB - A number of opportunities are available to South Africa through the use of international intellectual property flexibilities that are targeted and designed to protect and preserve access to medicine and health care. This dissertation will discuss a number of reasons and influences that have an effect on South Africa's accessibility to medicine through the means of intellectual property. This dissertation first embarks on giving a synopsis of the affects patents have with regards to access to medicine. It further contends that the use of the TRIPS flexibility known as compulsory licence should be utilised to realise the need of access to medicines in South Africa, together with how the pricing system has a weighty effect with regards to access to medicines. The TRIPS flexibility has given WTO members the liberty to determine and customise their policy space with regards to TRIPS obligations in a manner that is interpreted and implemented that meets and reflects its citizen's needs. This dissertation seeks to find if South Africa has made use of such means of reflection in its policy space and its proactive prioritisation of access to medicines in South Africa. DA - 2022 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - commercial law LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PY - 2022 T1 - Trips flexibilities and access to essential medicines in South Africa TI - Trips flexibilities and access to essential medicines in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/36441 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/36441
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationDuku EA. Trips flexibilities and access to essential medicines in South Africa. []. ,Faculty of Law ,Department of Commercial Law, 2022 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/36441en_ZA
dc.language.rfc3066eng
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Commercial Law
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Law
dc.subjectcommercial law
dc.titleTrips flexibilities and access to essential medicines in South Africa
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationlevelLLM
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