NYC EVENT: Achal Prabhala on Intellectual Property, Human Rights, and Public Health in India, Apr 30, 2007 @ 4:00pm

On Monday, April 30, 2007, Fordham Law School will be hosting Achal Prabhala, an activist and journalist from India. Achal has been working on a variety of projects linked to patents and public health issues with the Lawyer’s Collective and the Alternative Law Forum in India on a series of recent challenges to the Indian Patent Act. In one high profile case that has far-reaching implications for the intersection between intellectual property and public health, a Swiss pharmaceutical company is appealing the rejection by the Indian Patents Office of its application for a particular cancer drug — raising questions about whether property rights should limit public health considerations.

Relevant articles of interest:

Médecins Sans Frontières:

Human Rights Watch:

Novartis’ Responses:

* * *Fordham Law School, 140 W. 62nd Street

When: Mon, April 30, 2007, 4:00pm

Where: Fordham Law School, Rm 312, 140 W. 62nd Street, between Amsterdam & Columbus Avs, New York

Sponsored by the Crowley Program in International Human Rights, the Dean’s Office, and the Office of International and Non-J.D. Programs at Fordham Law School

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