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

The Conference is being jointly organised by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, the Russian State University of Justice under the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Bioethics Unit of the Council of Europe. The main focus will be on the key principle of human rights’ protection enshrined both in the Constitution of the Russian Federation and in the Oviedo Convention.
headline Russian State University of Justice, Moscow 29/06/2017
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HUMAN RIGHTS AND BIOMEDICINE. Ethical and legal aspects of informed consent

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 so looking also at specific biomedical fields of application, such as organ and tissue donation and management of infectious deceases. It will provide a unique opportunity to look into ethical and legal aspects of the implementation of the principle from the perspectives of various State authorities, national and international organisations to continue the interdisciplinary dialog and exchange of good practices to tackle the matter of common concern.

The conference will be opened by:

Mr Dmitriy V. Kostennikov, State Secretary-Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health,

Mr Philippe Boillat, Director General, Directorate General of Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Council of Europe,

Mr Valentin V. Ershov, rector Russian state University of Justice.

Ms Oksana S. Kapinus, rector of the Academy of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, State Counsellor of Justice and Ms Tatyana N. Moskalkova, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Federation were also invited to open the conference

Participation of a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, as well as of a Senior lawyer of the European Court of Human Rights are also expected.

Programme

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