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|Quotation:||Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (CoE) OPINION 267 (2008) - Draft additional protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and biomedicine concerning genetic testing for health purposes (request for an opinion from the Committee of Ministers) (January 2008: Rapporteur for opinion: Mr Wodarg, Doc. 11446)|
|Short Description:||The Additional Protocol on Genetic Testing for Health Purposes builds on the principles embodied in the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine with a view to defining and safeguarding the fundamental rights of the persons concerned by genetic testing for health purposes. Protocols on genetic testing for other purposes than health, such as insurance, are being prepared. While satisfied in general with the draft protocol, the Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers consider some amendments before opening it for signature. The Assembly regrets that 26 out of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe have not yet ratified or acceded to the Bioethics Convention and urges them to do so as soon as possible.|
|Publication Type:||project report|
|Institution:||Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (CoE) (CoE)|