Q.3 What were the objectives of seeking a temporary waiver on Covid treatment-related products from certain obligations under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)? How waiver is different from compulsory licencing proposed by the European Union? (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comment- https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/a-blow-to-equitable-access-to-essential-medicines/article65249675.ece In the intro, mention the proposal table by India and South Africa for a waiver from TRIPS for Covid treatment. In the body, mention the lack of equitable access to vaccines across the globe. In the differences briefly explain the compulsory licence provision for medicines in certain cases. In the issues mention … Continue reading Q.3 What were the objectives of seeking a temporary waiver on Covid treatment-related products from certain obligations under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)? How waiver is different from compulsory licencing proposed by the European Union? (10 Marks)