VI Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The World Congress is the largest and most important international convening of scholars and advocates working at the intersection of intellectual property law and public interest advocacy. The central goal of the Congress is to promote evidence-based policymaking by fostering partnerships between academics and policy advocates from around the world.


Intellectual property, public interest, information policies, civil society.

Commitments / Obligations

Medicines: the Cartagena Declaration on Access to MedicinesFrom the thematic hearing on access to medicines held by the IACHR at the request of civil society organizations in the region working on access to medicines (2016), considering the current challenges and recent developments, we will invite academia and civil society organization from around the world to provide inputs and adopt the Cartagena Declaration on Access to Medicines that will aim to build a common roadmap for research and advocacy.
2. Copyright and internet regulation: Taking into account contemporary concerns and providing insights from the internet regulation pathway (especially platform regulation), we will re-edit the Washington Declaration in the form of the Cartagena Declaration.
3. InternetLab, a partner in this proposal, has just launched the international journal Internet & Sociedade, which will publish two regular issues each year. If this proposal moves forward, the second issue in 2020 could be a special issue on copyright and the Internet, as a space for scholars who presented or participated in the Congress to have a common publication, and to organize and disseminate advances and debates. made at the event to a wider audience, and allow it to be used for policy purposes. We can then think about how best to plan this publication with the aim of having both a global and regional impact.
Effective start/end date7/15/211/31/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Main Funding Source

  • Competitive Funds
  • Conference


  • Bogotá D.C.


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