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World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website: www.wipo.int/portal/index.html.en

sitio web de la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual (OMPI): http://www.wipo.int/index.html.es 

site web de l'Organisation Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OMPI): http://www.wipo.int/index.html.fr

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2 October 2014

Intl. arbitration tribunal on business & human rights could be a new way to offer victims "access to fair justice", says Claes Cronstedt

Author: Claes Cronstedt, Working Group on International Arbitration Tribunal on Business and Human Rights

"International Arbitration Tribunal on Business and Human Rights: Reshaping Access to Remedy", 29 Sep 2014...

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20 February 2014
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6 February 2014

Indigenous Panel At WIPO Asks For International Instrument Compliant With Recognised Rights

Author: Maëli Astruc, Intellectual Property Watch

A panel addressing negotiators...at the World Intellectual Property Organization asserted the property rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities over traditional knowledge and genetic resources and called on delegates to draft an...

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19 June 2013

The Human Rights-Related Aspects of Indigenous Knowledge in the Context of Common Law Equitable Doctrines and Implications of the Kiobel Decision

Author: Lydie Pierre-Louis, David Orozco & Kevin J. McGarry

This article will examine the nexus between human rights; knowledge produced, maintained, and regulated by indigenous societies; and equitable principles inherent within private contract law. The issue of indigenous knowledge has generated significant...

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28 November 2011

Felipe Vicini, Vicini Group lost legal attack on Dominican Watchdog [Dominican Republic]

Author: Dominican Watchdog [Dominican Republic]

Felipe Vicini owner of Vicini Group, one of the biggest industrial groups in the Dominican Republic, lost his personal and corporate legal attack on Dominican Watchdog. Felipe Vicini and Vicini Group claimed the right to domains controlled by...

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6 June 2009

Cordillera Tribes Heighten Struggle Against Large-Scale Mines in Chico River Watersheds [Phillipines]

Author: Arthur L. Allad-Iw, Bulatlat [Philippines]

…[T]ribal elders in [Mountain P]rovince…are renewing their cooperation...in their new struggle to defend their domain from the threat brought by pending large-scale mining applications...[M]ine applications covering vast tracts of their ancestral...

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7 June 2007

G8 Summit Strengthens IP Protection; May Undercut Compulsory Licensing

Author: Monika Ermert and and Tove Gerhardsen, Intellectual Property Watch

The strengthening of intellectual property rights protection...and the possible establishment of an “IPR Task Force focussing on anti-counterfeiting and piracy” are among decisions to be taken at the G8 Summit...Non-governmental organizations...are...

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1 February 2006

"Intellectual Property, Development & Human Rights - How Human Rights Can Support Proposals for a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Development Agenda"

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1 February 2006

[PDF] Policy Brief on Intellectual Property, Development and Human Rights - How Human Rights Can Support Proposals for a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Development Agenda

Author: 3D -> Trade – Human Rights – Equitable Economy

Strict IP [intellectual property] rules have had an adverse impact on the ability of many governments to fulfil their human rights obligations,...obligations to ensure access to affordable medicines, educational goods and adequate food...The purpose...

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1 February 2006
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Author: 3D -> Trade – Human Rights – Equitable Economy

Les règles strictes en matière de propriété intellectuelle ont eu des conséquences négatives sur la capacité de nombreux gouvernements à respecter leurs obligations à l’égard des droits humains, notamment l’obligation d’assurer l’accès à des...

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