[Ip-health] OCT 28: Public Consultation on Trade, Access to Medicines, and the Right to Health with the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Wed Oct 13 06:04:45 PDT 2010


PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON TRADE, ACCESS TO MEDICINES AND THE RIGHT TO
HEALTH WITH ANAND GROVER, U.N. SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT TO HEALTH


 

Examination of the  Impact of the U.S. Special 301 Program on Access To
Medicines and The Right To Health

 

October 28 | 9:30-12:30 
American University Washington College of Law
4910 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 

Webcast: wcl.american.edu/pijip

 

Government officials, civil society representatives, academics, and
other expert groups from the U.S., United Nations, Thailand, Brazil,
India, and Ecuador have been invited to present information on how the
U.S. "Special 301" program to promote intellectual property norms in
developing countries is affecting access to affordable medicines and
public health. Questions addressed will include:

 

-          Have the Special 301 Watch List and similar mechanisms
impacted the availability and price of essential medicines?

-          Why are countries placed on the Special 301 Watch List and
how does this mechanism impact developing country policy space related
to the human right to health?

 

The Special 301 Program has been the subject of a human rights complaint
by numerous global public health organizations, filed with the United
Nations during the International AIDS Conference in Vienna Austria on
July 20 2010. 

 

To review a copy of the complaint go to
hwcl.american.edu/pijip/go/healthgap07202010
<http://wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/healthgap07202010> 

 

The U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health was appointed by the
U.N.  Human Rights Commission to focus on the right of everyone to the
enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental
health.

 

Civil Society Consultation on ACTA & Enforcement

 

1:00-2:30

 

The morning will be followed by an afternoon session 1:00-2:30 on the
potential impact of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and other
aspects of the international intellectual property enforcement agenda on
access to affordable medications. 

 

To register, please go to: http:// wcl.american.edu/secle/registration
<http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration>  

 

 

Mike Palmedo

Assistant Director

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20016

T - 202-2274-4442 | F - 202-274-4495

mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu

 




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