“THE RIGHT TO ENJOY SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS, AND THE FREEDOM
INDISPENSABLE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH”
30th June 2017, 11.00am-13.00pm
Conference Room XXVII
Palais des Nations of the UN
Freedom and responsibility are the proverbial two sides of the science medal. Norms, policies and agreements regulating science, whether at the national or international level, must achieve...
End of life decisions concern our ability to make choices concerning the end of our lives and take of the form of refusal of life sustaining treatment, being help in committing suicide, choosing
euthanasia, and make choices that must be upheld even when the person becomes unconscious.
Research with embryos and pre-embryos as well as therapeutic cloning concerns scientists' freedom to investigate human biology as well as patients' freedom to access regenerative medicine treatments that may be developed as a result of research with human embryonic stem cells.