NUALS’ International Webinar on Vaccines and Immunization: Ethical and Legal Implications [Oct 18]: No Fees, Limited Seats, Register by Oct 11


About the Event

The COVID-19 pandemic has once again placed public health in the spotlight. Governments across the globe are implementing mechanisms to curb the spread of the virus. Battling a novel virus has also put immense pressure on scientists and researchers to find a vaccine as well as raised concerns on resource-allocation as well as disease management.

International institutions such as the United Nations, WHO, WIPO, as well as other supra-national entities, are stressing on interdisciplinary synergies and collaborations in these difficult times to solve these numerous issues of global concern and relevance.

The pandemic has put into perspective the lack of access to effective healthcare that many people across the globe have to face. The right to life and healthcare being one of the most fundamental of human rights naturally intertwines the two fields in this discussion.

In the process of developing a vaccine, it becomes imperative that Intellectual Property Laws must be applied in order to expedite the access and availability of prospective vaccines and must not be an obstacle towards the same.

Thus, with multiple institutions engaged in tackling the pandemic, the analysis of three spheres of law has become an integral part of the process, especially in the matter of vaccines as well as the immunization process – Health, Human Rights and Intellectual Property Rights.

This event is an effort to provide a platform for discussions and deliberations that are to bring new insights and understanding towards the various dimensions involved in the matter of vaccines, their impact on public health, the responses and duties of States, people and other stakeholders, an evaluation of the healthcare sector frameworks, mechanisms of clinical trials and their limitations, the scope of intellectual property rights in such context as well as to throw light on the changes that are to be brought, in light of our shared experiences.

About theNUALS

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) is a National Law University located in Kochi, Kerala, India. The university was established by Act 27 of 2005 of the Kerala State Legislature as a public university dedicated to the development and advancement of legal education.

About the Speaker

Prof. (Dr.) Reidar K. Lie: Professor of Philosophy and Department Head, Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen, Norway.

He is also an Adjunct Professor, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing as well as the Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Department of Bioethics, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, USA. Presently, he is the Erudite Scholar in Residence Program at ICREP, CUSAT. 

How to Register?

Registration can be done through this link:

Registration is free and open to all. 

Kindly note that they only have a limited number of seats available. They shall do their best to accommodate everyone.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Registration: 11th October 2021
  • Date of the Event: 18th October 2021

Contact Information

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