Life sciences, intellectual property regimes and global justice

C.A. Timmermann

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


In this thesis we have examined the complex interaction between intellectual property rights, life sciences and global justice. Science and the innovations developed in its wake have an enormous effect on our daily lives, providing countless opportunities but also raising numerous problems of justice. The complexity of a problem however does not liberate society as a whole from moral responsibilities. Our intellectual property regimes clash at various points with human rights law and commonly held notions of justice.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
  • Korthals, Michiel, Promotor
  • van den Belt, Henk, Co-promotor
Award date1 Nov 2013
Place of PublicationS.l.
Print ISBNs9789461737540
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • intellectual property rights
  • ethics
  • life sciences
  • justice
  • innovations
  • philosophy

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    Genomics, intellectual property regimes and global justice

    Timmermann, C., Korthals, M. & van den Belt, H.


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