WILL THE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA REMAIN UNDEVELOPED?
Until recently, the processes and procedures through which international law and international norms are formed have generated very little debate. In a lecture at The Hague Academy in 1958, the international legal scholar, A.J.P. Tammes, remarked that the “rules [and] organizational structures” of international committees are “doomed to be buried in archives…leaving behind nothing but the living results2.”
But the agreements or “living results,” of international committees and conferences are necessarily linked to the “organizational structures” that facilitate them.3 They are interdependent, even reflective of each other4. Without these processes and procedures, international organizations, and and procedures, international organizations, and the agreements they create, would not be able to carry out their function. This paper is in part a modest attempt at reclaiming the processes, procedures and “organizational structures” from the archives. It situates both in the center of the debate considering one such consensus: the Development Agenda [DA], currently taking form in the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property [CDIP] at the World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO]. 5
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