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María Casado publishes a book addressing laws on bioethics

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María Casado publishes a book addressing laws on bioethics

The director of the Observatory on Bioethics and Law, Maria Casado, has published a book entitled "Las leyes de la bioética" (Laws on bioethics), which describes some of the juridical regulations introduced to cover the bioethical problems that have arisen in recent decades. These regulations represent the response of the law to dilemmas derived from technological and scientific progress, particularly in the field of medicine

The book has been written in collaboration with Ana Sánchez, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB, University of Barcelona) and coordinator of the UB Masters course on Bioethics and Law. In addition, the book has received contributions from international specialists, who also collaborate with the Observatory of Bioethics and Law, among which are Salvador Darío, the UNESCO Chair of Bioethics and professor of Mercantile Law at the University of Buenos Aires; Mariana Doberning, the coordinator of the law degree at the Ibero-american University of Mexico, and Gonzalo Figueroa, professor of Civil Law at the University of Chile and the director of research at the Diego Portales University. All are members of diverse international networks that link activities in bioethics in Spanish, European and Latin American universities.

The book covers the European, Spanish Argentinean and Chilean and Mexican legislation. In addition, it includes three reports on basic ethics: the Declaration of Helsinki, the Belmont report and the Nuremberg Code, as well as a CD which allows consultation of the legal texts that the book makes reference to and facilitates juridical work related to bioethical issues.

The book is part of a Collection on Bioethics edited by Gedisa and directed by Maria Casado, associate professor of Law at the UB, and Javier Sádaba, professor of Ethics at the Autonomous University of Madrid. The series includes other titles such as “Fabricando Bebés, ¿Existe un Derecho a Tener Hijos?” (Making babies, Is there a right to have children?) by Mary Warnock, “Principios de bioética laica” (Principles of lay bioethics) by Javier Sádaba, and “Ética para la bioética y a ratos para la política” (Ethics for bioethics and occasionally for politics) by Ramon Valls.