2021 – 2022

    • Academic year 2021 – 2022: 125 hours, of which the Course focus (40 hours) will be: “Protection of Embryos, 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 into three Modules (40 hours each), the third Module having a specific focus per year.

Specific module on “The Rights of Embryos, unborn children and new forms of life created with new Technologies”.

Series of Seminars 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”.

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 Vulnerable 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