7 July 2022: Human Rights Council adopts resolution on right to health resolution with references delinkage, solidarity, global public good, and the transfer of technology and know-how

On Thursday, 7 July 2022, the 40th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted, by consensus, a resolution on Access to medicines, vaccines and other health products in the context of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of… Continue Reading

KEI review of 62 COVID 19 contracts reveals 59 authorizations for non-voluntary use of third party patents under 28 USC 1498

Since the COVID 19 Pandemic began, there has been a spirited debate over patent rights, including a highly publicized 20 month debate over a proposed WTO waiver on intellectual property rights. During that time a handful of countries have taken… Continue Reading

Human Rights Council heats up during informal talks on inequality, international solidarity, and intellectual property

UPDATE: On Monday, 4 July 2022, a revised version of the Core Group’s access to medicines, vaccines, and other health products resolution (A/HRC/50/L.13) was circulated. The current co-sponsors include: Argentina, Brazil, China, Ecuador,* Egypt,* India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay,… Continue Reading

Constituency statement for Knowledge Ecology International, Health Action International, Oxfam, and Public Services International: Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies

On 24 May 2022, I delivered the following constituency statement on behalf of Knowledge Ecology International, Health Action International, Oxfam, and Public Services International on the following topic: “16.2 – Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies” at… Continue Reading

SCCR 42: KEI Statement on a proposal by the African Group for a Draft work Program on Exceptions and Limitations

On Wednesday, 11 May 2022, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement on a proposal by the African Group for a Draft work Program on Exceptions and Limitations. Knowledge Ecology International supports the Proposal by the African Group for… Continue Reading

Save the Date – 27 April 2022 – South Centre/KEI/PIJIP Workshop on the L&E work programme and the WIPO broadcasting treaty

On Wednesday, 27 April 2022 from 14:00 CEST to 16:00 CEST, the South Centre, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), and the Washington College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) will convene a workshop to prepare for the… Continue Reading

Pfizer’s March 18, 2022 opposition to the KEI request for a compulsory license in Dominican Republic for Paxlovid.

On March 18, 2022, Pfizer filed a 45 page opposition to the KEI application for a compulsory license on Paxlovid patents in the Dominican Republican. This is the Pfizer filing, and KEI’s unofficial translation. Pfizer-opposition-DR-CL-18March2022.pdf Translation-Pfizer-opposition-KEI-CL-Paxlovid-18march2022.pdf The December 3, 2021… Continue Reading