Seminar and Workshop on Bioethics and Law

Both events, which will gather around 400 jurists, aim at promoting the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights and its application to an audience that can help to transform its principles into laws. UNESCO co-organizes the seminar with the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico and the Mexican Federal Judicial Council for the seminar, and the workshop with the Mexican Academy of Medecine for the workshop.

UNESCO will be represented by Dafna Feinholz, Chief of Bioethics programme, who will deliver one full day training session during the seminar, and participate as an expert, conducting the workshop, coordinating the debates of the round tables.

In addition, the seminar and the workshop will be devoted to the analysis of practical cases and are expected to achieve several UNESCO objectives in the area of bioethics including:

- Sensitizing and training several Judges;
- Disseminating the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights;
- Promoting its application;
- Consolidating and promoting the international network of Judges involved in bioethics.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 04.03.2013 08:00 local time
End 08.03.2013 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Feinholz, Dafna
Organizer UNESCO; Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico; Federal Judicial Council
Country Mexico
City Mexico City
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event Spanish
Estimated number of participants 400
Official Website
Link 1 Programme
Link 2 Bioethics in UNESCO
Link 3 Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights
Link 4