TRIPS and India: A Fight for Seed Freedom
AbstractAfter a brief overview of agriculture in India, this research project focuses on the World Trade Organization’s Trade-related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement, and its role as a tool that, along with other economic actors, aids in the violation of articles 1 and 6 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights— specifically, the right to quality food and traditional farming. The roles of the local regime, human rights, and the cultural significance of growing one’s own food are considered, and potential solutions are proposed.
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