R. VINOBA SELVANDURAI., M.A., M.L.,B.L.I.Sc., P.G.D.C.A.,
Guest Faculty in Government Law College, Thirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India
and Research Scholar, The Tamilnadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai,India
“We shall do our part to build a world of peace where the weak are safe and the strong are just”. –John F Kennedy
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible. Universal human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by law, in the forms of treaties, customary international law, general principles and other sources of international law. International human rights law lays down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups.
Intellectual property rights are recognized as human rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948, and in other international and regional human rights treaties and instruments. However, the relationship between intellectual property systems and human rights is complex and calls for a full understanding of the nature and purposes of the intellectual property system. It is suggested by some that conflicts may exist between the respect for and implementation of current intellectual property systems and other human rights, such as the rights to adequate health care, to education, to share in the benefits of scientific progress, and to participation in cultural life. In 1998, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human... [continues]
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