Kseniya Rubets comments the growing interest for legal issues of bioethics.

According to Article 1 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity in relation to biomedicine, “Parties to this Convention shall protect the dignity and identity of all human beings and guarantee everyone, without discrimination, respect for their integrity and other rights and fundamental freedoms with regard to the application of biology and medicine.”

However, according to statistics, medical practice sometimes ignores the provisions of international rules.

In this regard, the international community represented by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is planning a number of international forums and conferences on legal control of all major issues that make up the essence of bioethics.

In particular, on September 2-5, 2012 in the city of Tiberias (Israel), it took place the 8th International Conference on Education in Bioethics: content, methods, trends. Legal problems of protecting the rights of patients (including those with HIV infection, psychiatric patients, children and other patients with limited competence); experiments on humans and animals; treatment of dying patients (hospice and palliative care) have been discussed within the conference.

Also, on September 23-25, 2012 at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Rijeka (Croatia) the IX Conference of the International Society for Clinical Bioethics “Global and Fundamental Bioethics” and “From New Medical Ethics to The Integrative Bioethics” will take place.

Interest in the legal issues of bioethics will serve to the progressive development of the law in the field of biomedicine in many countries.