Guide to Public Debate on Human Rights and Biomedicine

The Guide aims to assist member States in raising public awareness about biomedical developments by encouraging the circulation of information, views and opinions. The Guide also aims to help to develop, plan and promote exchanges between different people and actors with a view, where appropriate, to informing policy making based on shared values and respect for human rights. The Guide does this with reference to a selection of good practices and experiences in member states which illustrate aspects of public debate in action.

High-Level Seminar : Public Debate as a tool for the governance of new technologies

Strasbourg, 4 June 2019

Organised by the Committee on Bioethics under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers. The objective of the event was to explore why public debate on biomedicine and human rights is so important for policy makers in an era when emerging technologies have an increasing impact on our societies. It addressed how public debate can create opportunities to connect public interest with public policy and to develop new governance arrangements.


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