Webinar «COVID Vaccines and Consumer Law» Law 2064 of 2020
Date: 10 of march of 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Place: Plataforma Virtual Zoom
Faulty product liability will be one of the greatest challenges the law will face in this new reality. The virtual discussion organized by the Economic Law Department will revolve around this issue.
Discussions on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine began several months ago. As of today, vaccination is already a reality in many countries around the world. Despite this, there is uncertainty about the consequences for the consumer in developing this new stage of the pandemic. Faulty product liability will be one of the most significant challenges the law will face in this new reality. The meeting will address how to access justice, what are the rules of responsibility, and other issues.
The first part will discuss the potential conflict between patents granted to pharmaceutical companies and the implementation of the free use of vaccine formulas to develop vaccines. The second part will analyze the restrictive assumptions within the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines: pricing differential, confidentiality clauses, excessive profits, and discrimination between countries.
Topics and speakers:
Patents and COVID facing the use of formulas
- Francisco Rossi – IFarma Foundation Senior Advisor, Economic Law Professor
- German Velásquez – Policy and Health Advisor at the South Centrein Geneva, Switzerland
- Claudia Patricia Vaca González – professor, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Analysis of the restrictive assumptions within the purchase of COVID vaccines: pricing differential, confidentiality clauses, excessive profits, and discrimination between countries.
- Alejandro Giraldo López – director of the Colombia National Accreditation Agency – ONAC, Economic Law professor
- Jaime Orlando Santofimio – former State Council magistrate
- Aída Patricia Hernández, Deputy Judge of the Council of State, Civil Law Department professor
- Mauricio Velandia – Economic Law professor, consulting attorney
* The University reserves the right to modify the programming, topics, and speakers