Wednesday, 28 July 2010

In Remembrance of Mr. S. Tiwari, 20 Dec 1945 – 26 Jul 2010

Mr Sivakant Tiwari, a former senior official in the Singapore government, passed away on July 26. He had a long and interesting career, which included drafting the TRIPS Agreement during the Uruguay Round (hammering our details on difficult issues such as compulsory licensing and parallel imports), working on the establishment of diplomatic relations with PRC (trying to find language that is acceptable to both China and Taiwan, a long-time friend of Singapore), negotiating the Singapore-US FTA (again IPR issues became key), working on the Pedra Branca case at the ICJ, and last but certainly not least, working as a Panelist in the China - IPR case. 

More info about Mr. Tiwari, including tributes to Mr. Tiwari by Senior Minister Prof. S. Jayakumar and Prof Tommy Koh, can be found at the website of the Centre for International Law of NUS. 

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