First International Law Moot Court Competition: Dispute resolution in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)

09/02/2018 Strasbourg

The goal of the Dispute Resolution in the EAEU Moot Court is to foster formation of new generation of highly qualified lawyers in the field of international law in EAEU member countries which are capable to represent states and participants of business communities of countries in international...

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20 years of the Additional Protocol on the Prohibition of Cloning Human Beings: Interview with Christian Byk

12/01/2018 Strasbourg

Christian BYK, who was born in 1955, is a judge at the Paris Court of Appeal and chairs the science ethics committee of the French National Commission for UNESCO (CNFU). Since the beginning of the 1980s, Christian BYK has acquired training and experience in the areas of bioethics and ethics in...

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Czech Republic signs the Additional Protocol on Genetic Testing

26 October 2017 Strasbourg

The Protocol sets down principles relating inter alia to the quality of genetic services, prior information and consent and genetic counselling. It lays down general rules on the conduct of genetic tests, and, for the first time at international level, deals with the directly accessible genetic...

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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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Human Rights and Biomedicine: new HELP course 2018

30/06/2017 Moscow, Russia

The content of the course, which will enable these professionals to acquire practical and procedural skills, was discussed at a seminar organized in Moscow on 30 June 2017 in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and the Russian State University of Justice. The day...

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HELP course on human rights and biomedicine

30/06/2017 Moscow State University

The course, to be finalized by the end of 2017, will be addressed to both legal professionals (judges, lawyers and prosecutors) and medical and other health-care professionals. These two professional groups have been selected because of their responsibility for the implementation of Human Rights...

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HUMAN RIGHTS AND BIOMEDICINE. Ethical and legal aspects of informed consent

headline 29/06/2017 Russian State University of Justice, Moscow

Recent case-law of the European Court of Human Rights together with the jurisprudence of the Russian courts reflect the topicality of this issue. It demonstrates also the importance of examining the implementation of this principle from both medical and legal perspectives. The Conference will do...

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Session on Bioethics at MGIMO University

12/04/2017 Moscow

The session was moderated by Tamara V. Shashikhina, Director of the European Studies Institute. Lyalya A. Gabbasova, Adviser to the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, spoke about the new legislation in the field of transplantation referring to relevant Council of Europe legal...

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Study on the rights of children in biomedicine

16/01/2017 Strasbourg

The study will be used as the basis to analyse existing international legal instruments, assess their relevance to address the challenges identified and, where appropriate, define further action at intergovernmental level. This will contribute to the preparation of the international conference...

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Seminar on challenges in the field of bioethics

14/12/2016 Minsk, Belarus

The event aimed at raising awareness and promote the Council of Europe’s human rights standards in the biomedical field and to identify possible topics for future cooperation in the context of the Action Plan. It touched upon the instruments of the Council of Europe on biomedical research,...

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