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Liam Sunner on Trade Agreements, Human Rights & Intellectual Property

Season 1, Ep. 658

In this episode, Liam Sunner, Assistant Lecturer in the Maynooth University Department of Law, discusses his work on international trade agreements, human rights, and intellectual property. He describes the introduction of human rights clauses in international trade agreements, as well as neo-colonialist critiques of their use. He observes that countries are increasingly forming international intellectual property agreements, which may also incorporate a human rights element. And he reflects on how human rights principles should guide international intellectual property agreements. Sunner is on Twitter at @iamshirtacus.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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