This week is a very hectic one for me. I went to Manila from Sunday to Tuesday (April 20 to 22) to give two talks in the Training Workshop on the Universal Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights. It was held at the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy at University of the Philippines, Diliman. The workshop was held to promote the Declaration, which was recently announced by UNESCO and adopted by its member states.
The first talk that I gave was on "Human Dignity and Human Rights," which was an important topic in the Declaration. Basically it says that human dignity and human rights should always be respected. This is done in the context of health care and life sciences, which are the main concern of bioethics. Then on Tuesday I gave another talk on "Human Vulnerability and Protection of Personal Integrity."
For more information about the workshop, contact Prof. Leonardo de Castro, University of the Philippines, Diliman.