Advancing Global Public Health Standards: A Precarious Balance Five Pivotal WTO Cases

 

Terrence Sullivan, Daniel Drache, Nicolette Little, Alistair Donnelly

This paper examines five World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes and their related settlements to explore the primacy of public health concerns in trade-related matters. It asks first, whether the WTO successfully manages the interface between trade-related questions and global public health concerns? Second, we explore if the WTO decisions reflect strong and effective public health standards?

September 5, 2016