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The Tools And Levers Of Access To Patented Health Related Genetic Invention In Canada, S. Tina Piper Jan 2009

The Tools And Levers Of Access To Patented Health Related Genetic Invention In Canada, S. Tina Piper

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This Article argues that there is a prevailing problem of access to genetic invention in Canada caused by disputes over intellectual property rights arising from conflicting normative orders.


From Functional Family To Spinster Sisters: Australia's Distinctive Path To Relationship Recognition, Reg Graycar, Jenni Millbank Jan 2007

From Functional Family To Spinster Sisters: Australia's Distinctive Path To Relationship Recognition, Reg Graycar, Jenni Millbank

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This Essay reflects on the approaches that Australia, and to a lesser extent New Zealand, have taken to relationship recognition, focusing in particular on the ways in which they have differed profoundly from what has happened in the United States. Specifically, the relationship recognition debate in Australia through the 1990s was characterized by the absence of any real interest in marriage and instead focused on developing more functional and adaptive models of relationship recognition, primarily through presumption-based models (for example, the ascription of relationship status). In this discussion we start, by way of background, with an explanation of the development ...


Indian Givers: What Indigenous Peoples Have Contributed To International Human Rights Law, S. James Anaya Jan 2006

Indian Givers: What Indigenous Peoples Have Contributed To International Human Rights Law, S. James Anaya

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

The remarks that follow summarize how the claims of indigenous peoples have not only taken advantage of changes in the character of international law but have also contributed to those changes, particularly in the area of human rights. These changes are beneficial not just for indigenous peoples themselves but the humanity more broadly. Part I describes the nature of disparate international legal arguments employed by indigenous peoples and how those arguments have tended toward a human rights discourse. Part II discusses specific ways in which the indigenous human rights discourse has contributed to the evolution of international human rights law.


Regulating Environmental And Safety Hazards Of Agricultural Biotechnology For A Sustainable World, George Van Cleve Jan 2002

Regulating Environmental And Safety Hazards Of Agricultural Biotechnology For A Sustainable World, George Van Cleve

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This Essay first presents an overview of key legal principles that support sustainability. This Essay then reviews the major alleged risks of agricultural biotechnology. It then describes the existing U.S. and European agricultural biotechnology regulatory system designed to control those risks. Next, this Essay analyzes the existing U.S. regulatory system using sustainability principles. In the course of that analysis, this Essay considers lessons to be derived from three case studies: the permitting of Starlinkā„¢ corn, the discovery of Mexican maize containing genetically engineered corn genes, and the possible permitting of transgenic salmon for ocean fish farming. This Essay ...