The Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine on Biomedical Research is intended to build on the principles embodied in the Oviedo Convention, with a view to protecting human rights and dignity in the specific field of biomedical research. Its purpose is to define and safeguard fundamental rights in biomedical research, in particular of those participating in research. Read more.

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New study on children’s rights challenges in biomedicine

04/07/2017 Strasbourg

The study, prepared by researchers from Leiden University Law School (the Netherlands), analyses the relevance of existing international and European legal principles to address the challenges posed to the rights of the child by scientific and technological developments in biomedicine and...

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Research on biological materials of human origin: new recommendations to member States

11/05/2016 Strasbourg

It takes into account new developments in the field of biobanking, such as the increasingly diverse origin of biological materials stored in collections, the difficulty to guarantee non-identifiability of such samples, the increasing amount of research involving materials coming from different...

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