DO WE HAVE A NOTION OF THE CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND BIOMEDICINE?


Authors: prof. MUDr. Marta Munzarová, CSc.
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav lékařské etiky LF MU, Brno
Published in: Urol List 2005; 3(3): 57-60

Overview

The article provides information on the documents of major world organisations, concerning human rights and dignity. Analysed in detail is the document of the Council of Europe "Convention for the protection of Human Rights and dignity of the human being with regard to the application of biology and medicine" (the abridged name of which is "Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine"). The author points out that the above Convention has been incorporated in the collection of international treaties of the Czech Republic (no. 96/2001) and that awareness of the relevant issues on the part of medical professionals is imperative.

KEY WORDS:
Council of Europe, human rights, dignity of human being


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