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New study on children’s rights challenges in biomedicine

The Council of Europe’s Committee on Bioethics has published a new study on children’s rights challenges in biomedicine.
Strasbourg 04/07/2017
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New study on children’s rights challenges in biomedicine

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 proposes, where appropriate, possible avenues for actions.

The current study complements and relies on the previous study prepared by Uppsala University on “The Rights of Children in Biomedicine: Challenges posed by Scientific Advances and Uncertainties”.  

These two studies will contribute to the preparation of an international conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the Oviedo Convention on 24-25 October 2017, organised under the Czech Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. They are also part of the activities carried out under the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021).

Interview of Professor Ton Liefaard, UNICEF Chair in Children’s Rights at Leiden Law school, co-author of the study