Blog Posts: WikiLeaks

TPP provides controversial new IP rights for biological drugs

Representatives of the United States and the eleven other parties to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on groundbreaking protections for intellectual-property rights in biological drugs. But the standards are uneven, the result of eleventh-hour negotiations whose details remain largely secret.

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No Comments | Posted by Sarah J. Sawyer on Wed. October 14, 2015 3:07 PM
Categories: Free Trade, Intellectual property, Medical Markets, United States, WikiLeaks, World Trade Organization

Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Why it is in Trouble

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a hugely significant trade agreement that, if signed, would govern 40 percent of U.S. imports and exports. The agreement is being negotiated by Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. These countries make up 40% of the global economy and other countries may join the pact later. The countries involved in negotiating the TPP account for $1.5 trillion worth of trade in goods and $242 billion worth of services.

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1 Comment | Posted by Leo W. Alley (Will) on Thu. April 3, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: Canada, Chile, Free Trade, Peru, United States, WikiLeaks

The Curious Case of Edward Snowden

During the summer of 2013, the world was captivated by the story of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Currently living in Moscow on a temporary grant of asylum, Snowden has charged the Obama Administration with two related violations of international law: (1) that it interfered with his right to seek asylum; and (2) that it made him stateless by revoking his passport.

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No Comments | Posted by Christian Howard Brill on Wed. December 4, 2013 8:00 AM
Categories: Extradition, International Human Rights, Law of foreign and diplomatic relations, Refugees/Asylum, WikiLeaks

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