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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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.
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.
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.