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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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Webinar: COVID-19 testing - key human rights and ethical concerns

26 June 2020 Strasbourg

On 26 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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First request for an advisory opinion concerning the Oviedo Convention submitted to the European Court of Human Rights

25 June 2020 Strasbourg

In December 2019, the European Court of Human Rights has received, for the first time, a request for an advisory opinion from the Council of Europe’s Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO) under Article 29 of the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (“the Oviedo Convention”). The questions posed...

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Human rights in biomedicine in the post-COVID-19 period: action plan 2020-2025

24 June 2020 Strasbourg

The Bioethics Committee launches today its new action plan on human rights and biomedical technologies. Governance of technologies, equity in health care and physical and mental integrity are at the heart of this five-year strategy. “While the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating,...

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HELP – Online learning tool on Human Rights in Biomedicine

07 May 2020 Strasbourg

As emphasised by the Committee on Bioethics, it is essential that decisions and practices addressing the current health crisis meet the fundamental requirement of respect for human dignity. Human rights must be upheld to ensure that this situation does not increase existing vulnerabilities and...

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