UNESCO Global Ethics Observatory: database on ethics related legislation and guidelines.

TitleUNESCO Global Ethics Observatory: database on ethics related legislation and guidelines.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsAng TW, ten Have H, Solbakk JH, Nys H
Corporate AuthorsUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO)
JournalJournal of medical ethics
Volume34
Issue10
Pagination738-41
Date Published2008 Oct
ISSN1473-4257
KeywordsBioethical Issues; Databases, Factual; Ethics, Medical; Guidelines as Topic; Human Rights; Humans; International Cooperation; United Nations; World Health
AbstractThe Database on Ethics Related Legislation and Guidelines was launched in March 2007 as the fourth database of the UNESCO Global Ethics Observatory system of databases in ethics of science and technology. The database offers a collection of legal instruments searchable by region, country, bioethical themes, legal categories and applicability to specific articles of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights and International Declaration on Human Genetic Data. This paper discusses the background and rationale for the database and its role as a consultative and comparative resource hub for the study of ethics related legal instruments across the world, with the purpose of informing and inspiring relevant stakeholders on the implementation of the principles contained within the UNESCO declarations on bioethics.
DOI10.1136/jme.2007.022848
Alternate JournalJ Med Ethics