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Judit Rius Sanjuan

Judit Rius Sanjuan

US Manager of the Access Campaign, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Judit Rius Sanjuan currently works as the US Manager of the Access Campaign for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in New York. The MSF Access Campaign's purpose is to ensure greater access to, and the development of, life-saving and life prolonging medicines, diagnostic tests, and vaccines for patients.

Prior to joining the MSF Access Campaign, Judit worked at Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), providing technical assistance to developing countries on intellectual property law and in negotiations at the World Health Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization. In addition, Judit was an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School where she co-taught a human rights fact-finding seminar on access to essential medicines in Central America. Judit also worked in the legal departments of an international pharmaceutical company, an information technology consulting firm, and a software company. Judit co-authored the curriculum for the postgraduate course on legal implications of open source software at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. She also worked for Intermon-Oxfam Spain, was a legal intern at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and collaborated with the Stanford Center for Internet and Society.

Judit received a Licenciatura en Derecho (JD equivalent) from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, and a Master's Degree in International Studies from Pompeu Fabra and Geneva Universities. In January 2006, she graduated from Stanford Law School with an LLM in Law, Science, and Technology.