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Leila Bodeaux

Leïla Bodeux is policy and advocacy officer for essential services within Oxfam Belgium since April 2012. She is working among other things on health issues and access to medicines and trade policies at EU level. She holds a Bachelor degree in political science and a Master in European politics from the Free University of Brussels as well as an MSc in African studies from Oxford University. She has previous professional experience at the European Commission, the European NGO confederation for Relief and Development (CONCORD) and the International federation for human rights. Leïla is Belgian and speaks French, English, Spanish and Dutch.

She has been working on the following issues related to access to medicines: anti-counterfeiting trade agreement (ACTA), EU implementation of IPR for transit goods in several legislations, EU-India Free trade agreement, EU-Thai Free trade agreement, LDCs transition for applying TRIPS agreement. Leïla is particularly focusing on the impact TRIPS+ provisions included in FTA can have on access to medicines for developing countries. She is also looking at the risk of legitimate generic medicines being wrongfully conflated with counterfeiting medicines because of EU legislation that are inadequately drafted.