APBREBES publishes UPOV “Restricted Area” documents

Monday, 21 July 2014

Today most intergovernmental organisations allow access to proceedings of its meetings. For example, in WIPO, the full report of its various meetings, including interventions and decisions of Member States are publicly available on its website.

However UPOV's practices diverges from this general trend as it continues to block access to certain meeting documents including of its Consultative Council. With the purpose of enhancing transparency in UPOV's proceedings and especially to facilitate access to UPOV's restricted documents APBREBES has from time to time been making requests under various Freedom of Information Acts. The latest requests has enabled access to restricted UPOV documents concerning the 87th session of the Consultative Council meeting that was held on 11 April 2014.

These documents are available at Documents of the Consultative Council's meeting on April 11, 2014 (CC87)

Other UPOV “Restricted Area” documents