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The Second Steering Committee meeting of the Project on ‘‘Protection of Human Rights in Biomedicine’’ was held

23 February 2021 Strasbourg

On 23 February 2021 the second Steering Committee meeting of the Council of Europe Project on "Human Rights in Biomedicine" in Armenia was held online. The meeting was opened by Maxime Longangue, Acting Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, Lena Nanushyan, First Deputy Minister of...

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COVID-19 and vaccines: Equitable access to vaccination must be ensured

22 January 2021 Strasbourg

How to ensure equitable access to vaccination during the current and future pandemics? The Council of Europe Committee on Bioethics has made today a number of recommendations. First, strategies should be put in place to avoid generating discrimination due to material aspects, such as logistical...

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HELP training-of-trainers under the Project on ‘‘Human Rights Protection in Biomedicine’’ in Armenia

18-19 January 2021

Online HELP training-of-trainers (ToT) session on Bioethics was organised 18-19 January 2021 with the participation of legal and healthcare professionals of Armenia, including the representatives from the Ministry of Health, Office of Human Rights Defender, National Assembly, as well as judges,...

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Gender Equality in Bioethics

13 November 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee on Bioethics has published a new expert report on gender equality in biomedicine. The expert report, prepared by Professor Ina Wagner[1], on “Human rights in biomedicine: Integrating a gender equality perspective”, forms part of the implementation of the...

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HELP course on bioethics in Italy: joint launch for more than 80 judges and lawyers

16 October 2020 Italy

The HELP online course Key human rights principles in biomedicine was launched on 16 October for more than 80 Italian judges and lawyers in cooperation with the National Bar Council (Consiglio Nazional Forense - CNF) and School of Magistrates (Scuola Superiore della Magistratura - SSM). During...

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New Council of Europe guide to public debate on human rights and biomedicine

28 september 2020 Stasbourg

The Council of Europe has launched a new guide to assist member states in initiating and promoting dialogue with the public on the challenges posed by biomedical developments, both for individuals and society. Aimed primarily at government officials, public authorities, national ethics committees...

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Greece and Poland: HELP course Key human rights principles in biomedicine launched for legal and health professionals

24-25 September 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe HELP course Key human rights principles in biomedicine was launched in online events for two groups of legal and health professionals in Greece and Poland. On 24 September 2020, the course was launched in Greece in cooperation with the Greek National School of Judiciary, for...

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A first project on Human Rights protection in Biomedicine in Armenia is launched

23 September 2020

On 22 September 2020 the Council of Europe has launched an important Project on "Human Rights in Biomedicine" in Armenia holding online the first Steering Committee of this project. The Steering Committee was opened by Mr Mikhail Lobov, Head of Human Rights Policy and Co-operation Department of...

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Secretary General: member states must work together to learn COVID-19 health crisis lessons

17 september 2020 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has called for increased multilateral cooperation among the organisation’s member states to draw lessons from the pandemic crisis and enhance preparedness for addressing health concerns on the basis of common principles and best...

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Webinar: Promoting health literacy in the context of a pandemic - relevance and challenges

30 June 2020 Strasbourg

On 30 June 2020, in the framework of the launching of the Strategic Action Plan on Human Rights and Technologies in Biomedicine (2020-2025) organised under the auspices of the Greek chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, the Council of Europe Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO) held a webinar on...

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