international co-operations

Contact with international associations, networks:

European Association of Health Law
The European Association of Health Law aims to strengthen the health and human rights interface throughout Europe, and to serve as an indispensable source of advice and guidance for the future of health law and policies in Europe.

International University Network of Bioethics
Created in 2006, the aim of the Network is to promote international and multidisciplinary research on questions of biomedical ethics. Our focus is bioethics.

European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME)
EACME, in full the European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics, was founded in the early 1980s by a small group of theologians, philosophers and medical doctors who were involved in the new discipline of medical ethics or, as it is now often called, bioethics.

World Association for Medical Law
The World Association for Medical Law (WAML) was established and the first Congress was held in Ghent, Belgium in 1967.
The purpose of the WAML is to encourage the study and discussion of health law, legal medicine and ethics, for the benefit of society and the advancement of human rights. The aim of the WAML is to promote the study of the consequences in jurisprudence, legislation and ethics of developments in medicine, health care and related sciences.

Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law
The Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (CBMER) was established in 1986 by de Vicerector for Biomedical Sciences professor Roger Borghgraef. It has become a very well established and renowned research centre in Europe. The expertise of the Centre spans a wide variety of disciplines including ethics, philosophy, theology, social sciences, law and close links are maintained with various disciplines in medicine and health care. The staff is composed of senior academic researchers including post-docs and junior researchers in the different disciplines and coming from all over the world.

Master of Science in Bioethics
The main objective of the Master of Science in Bioethics is to train highly qualified students for research work or professional activities in the domain of bioethics, an interdisciplinary field that studies value questions that arise in health care, public health and biomedical research.
The Master of Bioethics is a one-year advanced master's programme which is coordinated by the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (CBMER) at KU Leuven.

Cardiff Centre for Ethics Law & Society

International Center for Health, Law and Ethics
The International Center for Health, Law and Ethics of Haifa University's Research Authority and Faculty of Law, established by the University's Senate in 1995, is housed in the IBM Building at the University's Campus on Mt. Carmel.

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics - University of Haifa
Formed by UNESCO at the Center, was authorized to promote tuition and research in the sphere of Bioethics, and chaired by Prof. Amnon Carmi.
As its initial project it has undertaken to modernize and intensify education for ethical values among students at the world's medical schools. In implementation of the project, the Chair has formed a Network of 70 Universities of the five continents as well as an International Scientific Committee consisting of 130 experts. The Chair's intent is to publish and circulate guiding books in various fields of healthcare, with reference to relevant ethical and legal dilemmas. The first three books of the series have already been published and circulated among thousands of professionals and various medical schools around the world.

CESAGEN - Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics 
The ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen) was established in October 2002 as a collaboration between the Universities of Cardiff and Lancaster. Cesagen is a multidisciplinary centre in which staff from social sciences and humanities work closely with natural and medical sciences to address the social, economic and policy aspects of developments in genomics.
Cesagen’s main objective is to investigate the economic and social factors that shape natural knowledge in genomics and other life sciences. The Centre is directed by Professor Ruth Chadwick with Professor Adam Hedgecoe as Associate Director in Cardiff and Professor Maureen McNeil as Associate Director in Lancaster.
Lancester University
Cardiff University

Lithuanian Bioethics Committee

Professional contacts:

Faculté de Droit et de Science Politique de l'Université de Rennes 1

Centre de droit Privé
Institut de l'Ouest : Droit et Europe
Director: Professeur Brigitte Feuillet-Le Mintier

Réseau Universitaire International de Bioéthique

Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
University Centre for Bioethics

Co-operation with International Organizations:

United Nations Economic and Social Council
Commission on Human Rights
Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Agriculture Department

Division on Ethics of Science and Technology
Social and Human Sciences Sector

Ethics, Trade, Human Rights and Health Law

Council of Europe
Bioethics Department Secretary of the Steering Committee on Bioethics (CDBI)

European Commission DG Research,
Directorate C - Science and Society
Unit 3: Ethics and science

Contacts with NGO-s and International Associations:

European Society of Human Genetics

European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy

HUGO The Human Genome Organisation

Généthon - Gene Therapies Research and Applications Center

Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing

British Society for Human Genetics