10th Anniversary of the Oviedo Convention

The Bioethics Division celebrated in 2009 the 10th anniversary of entry into force of the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine.

Events organised by the Council of Europe

On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary a Conference was organised on 3 November 2009 in Strasbourg in cooperation with the Slovenian authorities in the framework of the Slovenian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. For broadcast please click here.

Programme (with links to the speeches)

Books on Oviedo Convention

Convention sur les Droits de l'Homme et la Biomédecine. Analyses et commentaires (available only in French)

La Convenzione europea sulla biomedicina (available only in Italian)

Consiglio d'Europa diritti umani et biomedicina (available only in Italian)

Events organised in member states

Regional Conference on the impact of the Oviedo Convention in Central and Eastern European countries. Bratislava, Slovakia, 24-25 September 2009. Proceedings

The National School of Public Health and the National Bioethics Committee are organizing a one-day Workshop in Athens.

Greece was one of the first countries to ratify the Convention which became domestic law in 1998. The aim of this meeting is the exploration of the impact of the Convention on Greek legislation concerning biomedical matters as well as the future challenges. The opening lecture will be delivered by Professor E. Roucounas, Member of the Academy of Athens. This will be followed by 4 sessions on consent, on genetics, on embryo research and on clinical trials, during which distinguished speakers from the biomedical and the legal field will make a short presentation and a critical approach of the relevant issues.

Friday, 12 June 2009, 09.00-16.00

Venue: National School of Public Health, Athens, Greece