Saturday, 22 May 2010

Origins of Kenya's controversial legislation

"The international push behind Kenya's controversial Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 dates back as far as October 2006 when the World Customs Organisation held its first intellectual property rights (IPRs) seminar in Kampala, the capital of neighbouring Uganda, focusing on East African governments' enforcement of these rights." This AllAfrica report (Wambi Michael and Christi van der Westhuizen) gives some detail about the origin of the legislation that was recently suspended in Kenya. Was the agenda about enforcement of IPRS by global multinationals or about improving access to quality medicines?

For further background searching "access to drugs, Kenya" in the search box alongside.

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