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AUT Intellectual Property Symposium 2018 “Intellectual Property and Human Rights: Shifting Boundaries”

Symposium poster

7 December 2018

In 2000, not long after the adoption of the TRIPS Agreement, the UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights declared that there is “actual or potential conflict” between human rights and intellectual property rights as stipulated in the TRIPS Agreement. Since then, many aspects of such conflict have been the subject of scholarly commentary, legislative and judicial deliberations, and policy evaluation. Nevertheless, while the parameters and implications of the relationship between human rights and intellectual property are more understandable than in 2000, the contours of the relationship and the appropriate balance of rights and interests remain problematic.

This Symposium brings together experts from New Zealand and abroad, to discuss the recent developments in various areas of the interface between human rights and intellectual property law. Professor Susy Frankel and Professor Stuart Banner will deliver keynotes. The Symposium also includes a panel on indigenous rights with Hon Michael Kirby, Professor Pare Keiha, Professor Richard Monette and Hon Layne Harvey.

Call for abstracts

Those interested in presenting their research or work-in progress are invited to submit an abstract. Non-presenting experts are also welcome to attend. There is no registration fee for this event.

Please e-mail your abstract (max 500 words) and a short bio or expression of interest as a non-presenting attendee to by 31 October 2018. Notification of acceptance of selected abstracts will be sent by 5 November.

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