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Title: Responsibilities for the global health crisis
Author: de Campos, Thana Cristina
ISNI:       0000 0004 5353 6298
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis aims to provide a framework for analyzing the moral responsibilities of global agents in what I call the Global Health Crisis (GHC), with special attention devoted to the moral responsibilities of pharmaceutical companies. The main contribution of this thesis is to provide a general account of the moral responsibilities of different global players, mapping the different kinds of duties they have, their content and force, and their relation to the responsibilities of other relevant actors in the GHC. I also apply this account to current debates surrounding the need for reforms to the international legal rules addressing the GHC, notably the TRIPs regime. In doing so, this thesis will discuss the allocation of responsibilities for the GHC among different global players, such as state and non-state actors, the latter including pharmaceutical companies. In order to investigate the allocation of duties, I will first analyze the object of such allocation which constitutes the object of the current GHC (Part A); then the agents responsible for addressing this crisis (Part B); and finally, existing institutional alternatives to reform the international legal rules addressing the GHC, such as the TRIPs regime (Part C).
Supervisor: Eleftheriadis, Pavlos Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Intellectual property ; Legal philosophy ; Philosophy of law ; Human rights ; Public Health ; Health and health policy ; Poverty ; Global economic governance ; Civic & landscape art ; Right to Health ; Access to Medicine ; Global Justice ; Rights and Responsibilities ; Pharmaceutical Transnational Corporations