The National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics/ La Commission nationale d’éthique dans le domaine de la médecine humaine

The National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics is established in the Swiss capital Bern. In this multilingual country the Commission has also the names ‘La Commission nationale d’éthique dans le domaine de la médecine humaine’, ‘Nationale Ethikkommission im Bereich der Humanmedizin’ and ‘La Commissione nazionale d’etica in materia di medicina umana’. The National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics is an extra-parliamentary body, established by the Federal Council (2001).

The Commission monitors the development of sciences relating to human health and disease, and their practical applications. It comments from an ethical perspective as advisor on the complex context of social, scientific and legal issues, a specially to clarify ethical aspects in relation to new scientific knowledge and technologies. The Council is – in short – concerning a careful and comprehensive ethical assessment argument-based process and ultimately the welfare of individual people and society at large.
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