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Kenya High Court Rules Anti-Counterfeiting Statute Unconstitutional

Kenya’s High Court has ruled that the Kenya Anti-Counterfeit Act of 2008 violates that country’s constitution because it threatens access to life-saving generic medicines. The law includes a very expansive definition of counterfeiting, which raises serious concerns among access to medicines groups.  The Constitutional Court of Kenya had previously barred […]

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April 23, 2012 2 comments Must Reads

Kenya Constitutional Court Blocks Anti-Counterfeiting Law

The Constitutional Court of Kenya has blocked the government from implementing that country's Anti-Counterfeiting Act as it applies to generic medicines.  The law has been challenged as unconstitutional on the grounds that it endangers lives by arbitrarily denying access to affordable generic medications.

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April 23, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

Kenyan Anti-Counterfeiting Law To Face Constitutional Challenge

Health Action International Africa is challenging the constitutionality of a new Kenyan anti-counterfeiting law.  The group argues that the law violates the right to health since it confuses generics with fake medicines and could lead to a health crisis.

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December 29, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Kenyan AIDS Patients Challenge Anti-Counterfeiting Law

IP Watch reports that three Kenyan AIDS patients have launched a constitutional challenge against that country's anti-counterfeiting legislation on the grounds that it may deny them access to generic medicines.

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July 8, 2009 1 comment Must Reads