1 April 2010
GTPI petition against the FTA between European Union and India
In light of the meeting with members of the International Trade Commission of the European Parliament, scheduled for April 9th at the office of the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association, the Working Group of Intellectual Property (GTPI) decided to promote a on-line petition (in Portuguese and English) as form of protest against the negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and European Union. Such agreement could significantly harm access to medicines to combat HIV/AIDS in developing countries. (Click here to better understand better the case: http://www.abiaids.org.br/noticias/destaqueView.aspx?lang=pt&seq=12788)
Those interested in signing the petition can access http://www.petitiononline.com/ftaIndia/petition.html. The document will be delivered to members of the European Parliament and to the Ambassador of India in Brazil. The deadline for signatures is the 8th of April.