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Study on Children’s Rights and Biomedicine for Council of Europe’s Committee on Bioethics

The study ‘From Law to Practice: Towards a Roadmap to Strengthen Children’s Rights in the Era of Biomedicine’ written by experts from Leiden Law School and submitted to the Council of Europe’s Committee on Bioethics is now available online.

The study was prepared by Ton Liefaard (UNICEF Chair in Children’s Rights and Program Director of the  Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights, LL.M. program), Aart Hendriks (Professor of Health Law at Leiden Law School) and Daniella Zlotnik (researcher and lecturer at the child law department). The study was recently presented at the plenary meeting of the Committee on Bioethics, and its final version is now available online.

The study assesses the existing body of international and European legal standards in relation to children in biomedicine, and recommends actions that the Council of Europe could undertake to strengthen the protection of children’s rights in this field. For more information, see the website of the Council of Europe.

The study will be presented at the international conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Oviedo Convention [Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine] in 24-25 October 2017. The study is also part of the activities carried out by the Council of Europe under the “Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021)”.

Source: website Council of Europe

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