Access to vaccines and global justice

January 14, 9:00am - 11:15am
Mānoa Campus, Zoom hosted Add to Calendar

Examines the human right to health in the context of persistent unequal access to pharmaceutical innovations. Using the Covid-19 pandemic as a case study, topics include key provisions of leading human rights and intellectual property (IP) treaties that frame the global debate on access to medicines and that influence government policies regarding public health. Instructor: Ruth L. Okediji is the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Professor Okediji’s research and scholarship examine issues of innovation policy, economic development, human rights, and global knowledge governance. An author and recipient of numerous awards, she is an expert on the political economy of global IP law and is widely cited for her research on access to knowledge, access to medicines, and human development. Currently, she is helping to shape global policy agendas on questions at the intersection of access to vaccines, artificial intelligence, and human welfare.

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William S. Richardson School of Law, Mānoa Campus

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