Friend Organizations

This section contains a list of the organizations, with which NACPEC keeps strong professional and academic ties.

United States

The National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade (NATLAW) is and educational institution affiliated with the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. NATLAW was founded in 1992 and has worked closely with the public and private sectors on legal reform and development of best business practices in a number of substantive areas, including: alternative dispute resolution, competition law and policy, customs, electronic commerce, environment, intellectual property, among others.

IP Justice is an international civil liberties organization that promotes balanced intellectual property law and protects freedom of expression in a digital world. Its focus is on international treaties, directives, and other trade agreements that address intellectual property rights or impact freedom of expression guarantees.


The Mexican Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-MX) is a non-for profit organization founded in Mexico City in 1992, which main purpose is to cooperate and coordinate -on a global basis- in the use of the Internet, new technologies and its applications, as well as on policy issues affecting Internet users in Mexico. ISOC-MX functions through the use of a list-serve where individuals can express their ideas and opinions.



Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI) is a research centre within the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium directed by Professor Dr. Jos Durmortier. ICRI comprises three different research teams which deal with the following areas: (i) Information Technology Law; (ii) Electronic Communications Law and Legal Informatics; and (iii) Information Retrieval.

Centre de Droit de la Consommation (CDC) from the Law Faculty of the Université Catholique de Louvain-la Neuve (UCL, Belgium) was founded more than 20 years ago. CDC current focus is on competition, consumer studies and other related concepts. Competition is indeed supposed to provide the system that is best equipped to deliver the best results for consumers. Consumer protection research is carried out at the CDC in the way of competition, liberalization, deregulation and globalization.


The Internet Users Association of Spain (La Asociación de Internautas de España) is an non-profit Spanish organization constituted solely by associated Internet users who have come together to defend their interests against Internet fraud, scams, and against abuses of major telecommunications, computer and informatics companies; suppliers and the competent government related authorities. The association works on an independent basis over the Internet, and without any linkage to private companies in the field of information technology.

United Kingdom

Privacy International (PI) is a human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasions by governments and corporations. PI is based in London, England, and has an office in Washington, D.C. PI has conducted campaigns and research throughout the world on issues ranging from wiretapping and national security, to ID cards, video surveillance, data matching, medical privacy, and freedom of information and expression.