Academic year 2021 – 2022: 125 hours, of which the Course focus (40 hours) will be: “Protection ofEmbryos, unborn children and new forms of life created with new technologies”. As a matter of fact, the main topic of this year will be the embryos, including medically assisted procreation – MAP (Directive 98/44/EC on the Legal Protection of Biotechnological Inventions, and EU Court of Justice, 18 October 2011). At the same time, i his field will be covered the topic of the unborn children and new forms of life created in laboratory(Sheefs – “Synthetic Human Entities with Embryo-like Features)about that a very important role plays the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), which is preparing an opinion on gene editing. The request for this opinion was made in a letter from Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Carlos Moedas in July 2018.
Academic year: 2021 – 2022: 125 hours of frontal lectures and tutorials, plus 12 hours dedicated to seminars and special lectures, plus 8 hours dedicated to workshops. The Course is divided in three Modules (40 hours each), the third Module having a specific focus per year.
Specific Focus of this academic year is on “The Rights of Embryos, unborn children and new forms of life created with new Technologies”.
I Module: Technologies, Individuals and Risks
Digital environments and Digital Single Markets
Data and Transactions in digital environments
Minors, Elderly Persons, Consumers and Embryos: technological development and fundamental right perspective
II Module: The Law of Individuals
Minors, Elderly Person: Laws in the EU and reform drafts
Consumers: EU Law about E-commerce and ODR
Embryos: EU Member States’ legislations about embryos
Module III: The Rights of Embryos, unborn children and new forms of life created with new Technologies
Artificial Reproduction Technologies and the case of gene editing
A fundamental right perspective for the protection of life
Ethical Issues and Economic Interests
Seminar series and Lectures on “Advanced studies on the legal aspects of medically assisted procreation intersection between Ethics and Science”.
Workshop on “National Cases on Human Embryos and the EU Court of Justice”.