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10 johannes rath side event

  1. 1. Ethics andNon-proliferation Johannes Rath University of Vienna, Austria johannes.rath@univie.ac.at
  2. 2. OVERVIEW1. Ethics and Civil Society2. Ethics, Civil Society and Governance  Medical Ethics Committees3. Ethics, Civil Society, Governance and Non-proliferation  European Commission (EC) Ethics Review and Audit System for Research4. Conclusions
  3. 3. 1. Ethics and Civil SocietyEthics - the virtue of doing things the right wayEthics – an important mechanism in guiding civil society
  4. 4. 2. Ethics, Civil Society, Governance Medical Ethics CommitteesInstitutionalized Ethics Oversight in MedicineHelsinki Declaration, World Medical AssociationGlobal RelevancePharmaceutical and Medical Law build on ethics oversight
  5. 5. 3. Ethics, Civil Society, Governance, Non-proliferation EC Ethics Oversight Since 2002 Ethics Review all EU financed research (FP6, FP7) Mandate includes Dual-use and refers to all generally accepted international legislation (e.g. BTWC)
  6. 6. 3. Ethics, Civil Society, Governance, Non-proliferation EC Ethics Oversight Experts from Civil Society Multidisciplinary advisory panels Systematic assessment Recommendations included into the funding contract as contractual obligations Ethics audit of running projects to ensure compliance
  7. 7. 3. Ethics, Civil Society, Governance, Non-proliferation EC Ethics OversightAdvantages:Multidisciplinarity, InclusivenessThe ability to solve problems before theyariseFlexible, proportional and tailored solutionsStandard setting - above and in addition tominimal legal requirements
  8. 8. 3. Ethics, Civil Society, Governance, Non-proliferation EC Ethics Oversight Challenges Threshholds Internationalization of R&D and heterogenities of national legislations and Codes of Conduct Conflicting interests in knowledge management
  9. 9. 3. Ethics, Civil Society, Governance, Non-proliferation EC Ethics Oversight Challenges Lack of practical concepts with regard to early risk mitigation and risk avoidance („Replace- Refine-Reduce“?, „Security by Design“?)
  10. 10. 4. ConclusionsEthics is more than a theoreticalframework of moral considerationsCivil Society has substantial experiencesin applying ethics as a governance tool forpractical issues.
  11. 11. 4. ConclusionsIf ethics is all about doing things the right way,there should be a place for it in Non-proliferationand the implementation of UNSCR 1540.

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