Civil society opposes stricter medicine monopolies in RCEP

11 January 2017: A new research paper in Third World Resurgence outlines key concerns that civil society groups, treatment providers and academics have regarding not only the intellectual property proposals but also the continuing lack of transparency in the RCEP negotiation process.

Report authors: 

  • Belinda Townsend is at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University, Australia.
  • Shailly Gupta is Deputy Head (India) of the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Access Campaign.
  • Patricia Ranald is Convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network.
  • Leena Menghaney is Head (South Asia) of the MSF Access Campaign.

Read the report: Civil society opposes stricter medicine monopolies at RCEP negotiations