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UNO: Towards the end of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

17 November 2017

While the members of the UNO Committee on Human Rights seek at interpreting the article 6 of the Covenant on Civil Rights relative to the right to life, Claire de La Hougue, Doctor in Law and Expert...

UN: the “right to life” on the hot seat

17 November 2017

The UN Committee on Human Rights seeks to impose the legalisation of abortion and euthanasia to all countries.   At the UN, the Committee on Human Rights is currently rethinking the...

20th anniversary of the Oviedo Convention: a text at least put into question

17 November 2017

Late October, the Council of Europe’s Committee on Bioethics (DH-Bio) organised two days of conferences for the 20 years of the Oviedo Convention in Strasbourg. The Committee saw this as the...

Committee on Disabilities: the prenatal selection of disabled babies is discriminatory

06 November 2017

In a General Comment originated from the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) concerning the principles of equality and non-discrimination, the UNO committee in charge of...

Expanded stem cells, progress?

23 October 2017

These past months, two publications have shared a discovery in the field of stem cells: the possibility to extract and conserve, in an undifferentiated state, embryonic totipotent stem cells, while...

Surrogacy: “you cannot replace the suffering of an adult with the suffering of a child”

23 October 2017

Un cri secret d’enfant [1]. In a poignant book, Anne Schaub denounces the serious consequences surrogacy may have on the behaviour and identity building of a person.   Having observed and...

Council of Europe: Towards banning the use of genetic technologies in human embryos

19 October 2017

Yesterday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a recommendation concerning “the recourse to new genetic technologies in human beings”.   The parliamentary...

Euthanasia: the Vatican is offering the Belgian Brothers of Charity Organisation “one last chance”

10 October 2017

Brother René Stockman, Superior General of the Brothers of Charity met with the Vatican’s competent authorities “about the current decision concerning the practice of euthanasia in the establishments...


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