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Workshop 2 Sustainable Development Goals: Financing and the Right to Science in Technology Transfer in SDGs (November 2017)

When:Fr 24-11-2017 12:00 - 18:00
Where:Marie Lokezaal – Harmonie Building

The Department of International Law, University of Groningen cordially invites you to participate in our second, full-day International Law for the Sustainable Development Goals Workshop. More information can be found below, along with information on submissions.


12.00-12.45 Walk-in lunch
Opening by Professor Marcel Brus, Chair of Public International Law, University of Groningen

Track 1: Financing the SDGs through International law

Chair: Professor Brigit Toebes, Department of International Law, University of Groningen

A Critical Reappraisal of the “Obligation to Fulfil” Human Rights in Light of SDG Resource Needs and Constraints
Marlies Hesselman Lecturer in International Law, Department of International Law, University of Groningen

China's Move towards Universal Health Coverage: A Human Rights Reflection on the "Sanming Model"
Eva Zhang PhD Candidate, Department of International Law, University of Groningen

Trade & Environment: An Analysis of the Unfinished WTO Environmental Goods Agreement (EGS) in Conjunction with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement
Professor Paolo Davide Farah John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics, West Virginia University (USA) & gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (UK)

Financing Clean Energy Projects – Investment Decisions and the Role of international Investment Law
Jaap Waverijn & Cees Verburg PhD Candidates, University of Groningen, Groningen Centre for Energy Law

14.15-14.45 Coffee break

Track 2 Right to Science and Technology Sharing in International Law

Chair: Professor Therese Murphy, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast (UK)

Exploring the Relationship between the Right to Science, IP and Engaging with Climate Change
Professor Abbe Brown (remote participation) Professor in Intellectual Property, School of Law, University of Aberdeen (UK)

Is the Right to Science the Missing Key to Realising the Transfer and Development of Technology in the SDGs?
Dr Mando Rachovitsa Assistant Professor of International Law, Department of International Law, University of Groningen

Access to Medicines, the Sustainable Development Goals, and Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations
Dr Jennifer Sellin Assistant Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University

The Logical Pathologies of the Regime on Technology Transfer
Gustavo Arosemena & Silviya Chakarova PhD Candidate, Maastricht University & Luxembourg Investment Solutions respectively

The Right to Science and TNCs: Access to Data Collected by Private Entities for Research Purposes
Dr Jaroslaw Greser Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (Poland)

Financial Institutions for Innovation into New Medicine and Participation of Human Rights Holders
Dr Shamiso Zinzombe
(remote participation)

17.00-18.00 Drinks & ideas on collaboration (location to be confirmed)

Participation : Registration is appreciated (free). Open to LLM & PhD students.
To register contact organisers Mando Rachovitsa and Marlies Hesselman at sbb-int .