Law and Ethics of Genetics – LEG

 

We work towards addressing legal and ethical implications of genetic findings — including assessing the readiness of the legal systems to uphold justice in the genomic era

 

Exploring:

—Current regulation of genomics advances

 

—Solutions for effective regulation of genetic advances

 

Through the work of the Working Group on Legal, Ethical and Societal Implications of Genetics (LESIG)

Exploring:

—Genetic knowledge of key stakeholders and society

 

—Views of key stakeholders and society, on use of genetic advances

 

through iGLAS instrument, currently available in 9 languages.

Exploring:

—Opinions of all stakeholders about the legal and ethical implications of genetics

 

through iGLAS-LE instrument, an extension of the  iGLAS instrument, which is currently available in several languages.

Selected Training, Courses and other work

 

Course on Genetics and Law

Subsidised by TAGC

 

 

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Subsidising:

—Courses on genetics, law, ethics and society

 

through AIR Courses at Goldsmiths, since 2014; and courses via programmes managed by TAGC experts.

Judges’ Training Conference, UK

 

‘Neural and Psychological Processes in Decision Making’

Head of TAGC Law & Ethics and LESIG Co-ordinator, Fatos Selita, was an invited speaker at the Judges’ Training Conference 2018. Read more…

International event: Emerging and Contemporary Issues in Legal Research

 

‘Genes and Human Rights’

 

Udayana University School of Law, Bali, Indonesia

 

LESIG Co-ordinator, Fatos Selita, addressed the impact of genetic advancements on human rights. The talk covered key genetic findings on human traits and addressed implications for human rights. Read more

 

 

Training of the senior judiciary, UK

 

Human Memory, Witnesses and Decision Making

 

Head of TAGC Law & Ethics and LESIG Co-ordinator, Fatos Selita, delivered training to the UK judiciary on Human Memory, Witnesses and Decision Making.  Read more…

 

 

TAGC provides training and expert Opinions on matters legal matters; disseminates knowledge; reviews law and its application in practice; reviews ethical guidelines; and makes proposals for policy and legislative updates. Read more…

Collaborations and contact

 

ORGANISATIONS: We welcome proposals for collaborations, including from research organisations, law organisations (e.g. law firms, chambers, law schools), policy institutions and interdisciplinary organisations.

INDIVIDUALS: If you are a lawyer, judge or geneticist with an interest on legal implications of genomic findings, we will be happy to hear from you.

Contact: Fatos Selita, fs@inblc.com

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