[Ip-health] UN Special Rap. Session: Access to Medicines & US Trade Policy
matthew at healthgap.org
Tue Oct 26 08:18:36 PDT 2010
Note, an important event with implications for access to AIDS and
other essential medicines... Open to the public.
WITH U.N. SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT TO HEALTH, ANAND GROVER:
PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON CURRENT TRADE POLICIES, ACCESS TO MEDICINES AND
THE RIGHT TO HEALTH
Examination of the Impact of the U.S. Special 301 Program on Access
To Medicines and The Right To Health
To Be Convened at American University Washington, College of Law, 4910
Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Government officials, civil society representatives, academics, and
other expert groups from the U.S., United Nations, Thailand, Brazil,
India, and Ecuador will 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. 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.
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?
Review a copy of the complaint Online
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. Read the mandate.
Civil Society Consultation on ACTA & Enforcement
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
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