Bioethics and Law Observatory Publishes First Volume in Bioethics Collection
The Bioethics and Law Observatory (OBD), located at the Barcelona Science Park, announces the first publication in its new collection Materiales de Bioética, prepared in conjunction with the Bioethics and Law Association (ABD), a group formed by holders of master's degrees in Bioethics from the University of Barcelona. The aim of the collection is to publish papers written for the Bioethics and Law Observatory, featuring work by the Consolidated Research Group in Bioethics, Law and Society of the Generalitat of Catalonia and by the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics at the University of Barcelona. The collection is coordinated by María Casado, who holds the UNESCO chair and serves as OBD director, and it will be available in print and electronic formats.
The first volume in the collection, which is entitled “La medida de lo humano. Ensayos de bioética y cine” , was written by Ricardo García-Manrique for publication in December 2008 (ISBN 978-84-612-8171). It draws on articles published by the author in the bioethics and law journal Revista de Bioética y Derecho since the journals inception in 2004. The second volume is currently being prepared for publication in May 2009 to mark the tenth anniversary of the creation of the Bioethics and Law Observatory. The volume will provide an analysis of each article contained in the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights adopted by UNESCO in 2005. Participating in the volume will be members of the OBD, members of bioethics research and teaching networks, and speakers from the two international meetings hosted by the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics at the University of Barcelona.