Hon. Justice Michael Kirby on the new Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights
18 August 2006
The New Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights - Are Global Rules Possible?
In a lecture delivered last night, Hon. Justice Kirby described the contents of the UNESCO Universal Declaration; the difficulties that arose in drafting it; its strengths and weaknesses; and its importance for ethical dialogue for Australia and internationally.
This lecture was part of the Sydney Bioethics Seminar Series. The series is convened by The Australian Health Policy Institute (AHPI); the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELIM); and the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science (HPS); with support from The Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology (CHAST), the Faculty of Medicine, and the Research Institute for Humanities and Social Science (RIHSS).
The next lecture in the series will be held on 15 November. Dr Leslie Cannold will speak on abortion rights and politics in contemporary Australia.