Nanotechnology, Human Rights, Patent law and the Global South: a brief overview

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Nanotechnology, Human Rights, Patent law and the Global South: a brief overview. / Nordberg, Ana.

New Technologies and Human Rights: Challenges to regulation. ed. / Mário Viola de Azevedo Cunha; Norberto Nuno Gomes de Andrade; Lucas Lixinski; Lúcio Tomé Féteira. Ashgate, 2013. p. 313-332.

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Harvard

Nordberg, A 2013, Nanotechnology, Human Rights, Patent law and the Global South: a brief overview. in M Viola de Azevedo Cunha, NN Gomes de Andrade, L Lixinski & LT Féteira (eds), New Technologies and Human Rights: Challenges to regulation. Ashgate, pp. 313-332.

APA

Nordberg, A. (2013). Nanotechnology, Human Rights, Patent law and the Global South: a brief overview. In M. Viola de Azevedo Cunha, N. N. Gomes de Andrade, L. Lixinski, & L. T. Féteira (Eds.), New Technologies and Human Rights: Challenges to regulation (pp. 313-332). Ashgate.

Vancouver

Nordberg A. Nanotechnology, Human Rights, Patent law and the Global South: a brief overview. In Viola de Azevedo Cunha M, Gomes de Andrade NN, Lixinski L, Féteira LT, editors, New Technologies and Human Rights: Challenges to regulation. Ashgate. 2013. p. 313-332

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Nordberg, Ana. / Nanotechnology, Human Rights, Patent law and the Global South: a brief overview. New Technologies and Human Rights: Challenges to regulation. editor / Mário Viola de Azevedo Cunha ; Norberto Nuno Gomes de Andrade ; Lucas Lixinski ; Lúcio Tomé Féteira. Ashgate, 2013. pp. 313-332

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