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Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), headquartered in Washington D.C. since 1990 and with an office in Geneva, is a non-profit organisation working to use international law and institutions to protect the environment, promote human health, and ensure a just and sustainable society. CIEL provides a wide range of services including legal counsel, policy research, analysis, advocacy, education, training, and capacity building.

As part of CIEL's Trade and Sustainable Development Programme, CIEL work's on intellectual property through a joint project with the South Centre that seeks to improve and enhance the participation of developing countries in the on-going processes of intellectual property standard setting as well as to assist and support their efforts to include sustainable development concerns in current multilateral rules on intellectual property. In addition, CIEL tracks the development of intellectual property rules in selected regional and bilateral processes to ensure evolving intellectual property standards appropriately balance private and public interests and retain the necessary flexibility for countries to pursue sustainable development objectives. Finally, CIEL provides advice and support to individual civil society partners working on intellectual property issues.

Website: www.ciel.org [new window]

Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Head Office
Washington D C
1367 Connecticut Avenue
NW Suite #300
Washington, DC 20036

email: info@ciel.org

Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Director, Project on Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development: Julia Oliva
15 rue des Savoises
CH-1205 Geneva

email: geneva@ciel.org

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