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Human Rights Groups to Challenge Special 301

On Tuesday July 20, a group of public interest organizations, represented by Sean Flynn, Associate Director of PIJIP, will file a complaint alleging that U.S. trade policy in the Obama Administration violates international human rights obligations. The complaint will be filed with the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Anand Grover.

A live press conference will take place at the Media Center at the International AIDS Conference 2010, Vienna, at 12:00 noon Vienna time.

Sean Flynn explained:

Consumers International response to 2009 USTR 301 Report

Consumers International's inaugural IP Watch List, released this week, revealed that there are a number of less developed countries providing an example for the rest of the world of how to balance copyright owners' interests with consumers' access to knowledge.  But judging from the latest United States' Special 301 Report, also just released, this is an insight that US policy makers still lack.