Fred Abbott

Frederick Abbott was a member of the Expert Advisory Group (EAG) to the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on Access to Medicines appointed in late 2015. He is Co-Chair of the Committee on Global Health Law of the International Law Association, having served as Rapporteur for the Committee on International Trade Law from the inception of its work in 1993 to its conclusion in 2014. He is consultant to the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Program and other multilateral institutions. Professor Abbott regularly serves as panelist for the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford) and on the Editorial Board of the WIPO-WTO Colloquium Papers Series, Geneva. He is former Chair of the American Society of Law Intellectual Property Interest Group and the International Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools, and former Director of the American Society of International Law Research Project on Human Rights and International Trade. He has served on the Panel of Experts of UNCTAD’s Program on the Settlement of Disputes in International Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property, and as consultant for the UNCTAD/ICTSD Project on Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development. He has served as Chair of the Intellectual Property Advisory Committee of the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics. Professor Abbott has served as expert advisor to a number of governments, both developed and developing, on matters involving intellectual property rights, international trade, public health, transfer of technology and related subject matter. He has served as counsel in dispute settlement proceedings at the World Trade Organization.

Fred Abbott