KEI submission to the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP): Patents and Health

Submission of Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) to the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP): Patents and Health

11 September 2011

Thiru Balasubramaniam

WTO TRIPS Council (June 8-9) to deliberate on Paragraph 6 implementation and TRIPS plus enforcement measures

The upcoming WTO Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Council) meets on 8-9 June 2010 (next Tuesday and Wednesday); Martin Glass (Hong Kong) is the current chair of the TRIPS Council. Access to attend WTO TRIPS Council meetings is only granted to WTO Members and organizations with observer status to the TRIPS Council (such as the World Health Organization); consequently, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are not permitted to observe the proceedings of the TRIPS Council.

Rethinking compulsory licensing for export: WTO members hold informal consultations on Paragraph 6 implementation

Friday, 12 February 2010

Around 100 Members of the World Trade Organization attended informal consultations today in Room E (a mainstay of the green room consultations) to discuss the implementation of Paragraph 6 mechanism which was created to be an "an expeditious solution" for "WTO members with insufficient or no manufacturing capacities in the pharmaceutical sector" that faced difficulties in in "making effective use of compulsory licensing under the TRIPS Agreement".

Divide and rule at the WHO?

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Delegates at the World Health Assembly will have to grapple with how best to deploy their delegations to simultaneously cover pandemic influenza and resolving the outstanding elements of the WHO IGWG Plan of Action.

Today’s WHO Journal lists the following morning schedule for Committee A.

Item 11 (continued) Medium-strategic plan, including Proposed Programme budget 2010-2011

To consider appropriation resolution for financial period 2010-2011

Item 12 (continued) Technical and health matters

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