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Council of Europe HELP courses presented in International Fora

France 28 May 2018 Russian Federation 16 May 2018

Two Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme of the Council of Europe events occured in May 2018. The first one in the Saint Petersburg International Legal Forum and the second one in the UNESCO 2018 World Congress on Justice for Children. Read more Videos

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Competition on bioethics

Until 1 July 2018 Belarus

The aim of the competition is to raise awareness on the principles enshrined in the Oviedo Convention and foster public discussions on main challenges to the human rights in the field of biomedicine (a.i. how scientific and technological developments in such fields of biomedicine, as genetics and...

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International Legal Forum in St. Petersburg

17 May 2018 St. Petersburg

The legal control of cutting-edge biomedical technologies was discussed at the VIII St. Petersburg Legal Forum. The discussion was moderated by Secretary of the Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe Laurence Lwoff. The session was attended by former Director General of the Directorate...

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Organ and tissue donation: A guide to better understand the principle of prohibition of financial gain

26 April 2018 Strasbourg

The principle of prohibition of financial gain, as set out in the Oviedo Convention and its additional Protocol concerning the transplantation of organs and tissues of human origin, guarantees respect for human dignity. As a key principle in combating trafficking in human beings for the purposes...

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10 years of liver transplantation in the Republic of Belarus: Ethical challenges and perspectives

6 april 2018 Minsk

Ethical and legal challenges of organ transplantation will be discussed at the international Conference “10 years of liver transplantation in the Republic of Belarus: Ethical challenges and perspectives” on 6 April 2018 in Minsk. Registration is open until 2 April 2018. Co-organised by the...

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Publication of report of the Conference - 20th anniversary of the Oviedo Convention

26 March 2018 Strasbourg

The objective of this international Conference, organised on 24-25 October 2017, under the auspices of the Czech Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, was to examine the relevance of the principles laid down in the Oviedo Convention with regard to developments in the biomedical field and...

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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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