UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights
Madrid, Spain, 1964. Doctor in Law from Complutense University in Madrid. Currently he is Director of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, based in Rome. Professor of Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and International Law at Regina Apostolorum University in Rome. Furthermore, he is a researcher of the Human Rights Institute at Complutense University and Member of the following Ethical Advisory Boards: ITERA (International Tissue Engineering Research Association) Life-Sciences Network, Cryo-Save and EU Projects CASCADE and REBORNE (within 7th Framework Program). For 5 years he has been member of the Steering Committee of Bioethics in the Council of Europe and in 2005 he has been honoured with the National Prize of the Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors in the field of legal and social sciences. Recently awarded by COEBIO for his contribution to bioethics and human rights at international level he has also received in 2014 the "Otto Meyerhoff Award" for his outstanding achievements and innovations in the field of human rights and bioethics. He has been involved in three EU projects: EUROSOL (Solidarity in Times of Crisis), CivicAL (Civic Dimensions for Social Inclusion) and i-CONSENT (Improving the guidelines of informed consent, including vulnerable populations, under a gender perspective). Member of the Group of Study in ‘Neurobioethics’ and the Group of Study in ‘Bioethics, Multiculturalism and Religion’ promoted by the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights.