Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Room 108
  • February 1, 2017 from 4:10pm to 5:30pm

University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics Seminar Series 2016-17

Speaker: Thana Cristina de Campos, Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa, Research Fellow, UNESCO Chair of Bioethics and Human Rights, Research Associate, Global Lab Strategy, University of Ottawa, Von Hugel Institute, University of Cambridge, and Las Casas Institute, University of Oxford

This seminar is based on an upcoming book which aims to provide a framework for analyzing the ethical responsibilities of global stakeholders in what I call the Global Health Crisis, with special attention devoted to the ethical responsibilities of pharmaceutical companies. The main contribution of this book is therefore to provide a general account of the ethical responsibilities of different global stakeholders, mapping the different kinds of duties they have, their content and force, and their relation to the responsibilities of other relevant stakeholders in the Global Health Crisis. The book also applies this account to current debates surrounding the need for reforms to the international legal rules addressing the Global Health Crisis, notably the TRIPs regime. In doing so, this book discusses the allocation of responsibilities for the Global Health Crisis among different global stakeholders, such as state and non-state actors, the latter including pharmaceutical transnational corporations. In order to investigate the allocation of responsibilities, the book first analyses the object of such allocation (Part A); then it discusses the subjects responsible for addressing this crisis (Part B); and finally, it analyses existing institutional alternatives to reform the international legal rules addressing the Global Health Crisis, namely the TRIPs regime (Part C).

This seminar is free and open to the public. No registration required.