International trade, health and children’s rights - Thailand
3D publishes briefing on the impact of FTA rules on access to medicines and children’s rights in Thailand:
in December 2005 3D published a country briefing entitled “International trade, health and children’s rights - Thailand” which raises concerns regarding Thailand’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations and their impact on children’s rights.
The briefing was submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child which will review Thailand’s commitments under the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the 24 January 2006.
The Committee has made recommendations to countries warning them that trade rules, especially trade-related intellectual property rules, should not undermine human rights.