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Human Rights Watch: Merkel Should Steer European Union on COVID-19 Intellectual Property Waiver

Jun 15, 2021 - Targeted News Service

Human Rights Watch issued the following news release:

With the G7 Summit around the corner and debates about waiving intellectual property rules for Covid-19 vaccines and other health products heating up, all eyes will be on Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel has stood in the way of the waiver, making it harder for the world's poor to swiftly get vaccines, treatments, and testing kits.

Over 100 low-and-middle-income governments back a proposal before the World Trade Organization to tem...