Deutscher Ethikrat

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German Ethics Council calls for greater consideration of animal welfare in livestock management

In its Opinion published on 16 June 2020, the German Ethics Council calls for considerable reforms in order to achieve minimum standards of ethically acceptable animal husbandry.

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Alena Buyx new Chair of the German Ethics Council

The German Ethics Council met for the first time today since its recent re-appointment of council members in Berlin and elected medical ethicist Alena Buyx as its chair.

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Solidarity and Responsibility During the Coronavirus Crisis

On 27 March 2020, the German Ethics Council published its Ad-Hoc Recommendation "Solidarity and Responsibility During the Coronavirus Crisis".

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Ethics Council: Opportunities for care through responsible use of robotics

In its opinion "Robotics for Good Care" published on 10 March 2020, the German Ethics Council weighs up the opportunities and risks associated with the use of robots in care.

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Welcome to the German Ethics Council

The German Ethics Council deals with the great questions of life. With its opinions and recommendations, it provides orientation for society and politics. The members are appointed by the President of the German Bundestag.

The German Ethics Council was constituted on April 11, 2008 on the basis of the Ethics Council Act and succeeded the National Ethics Council established by the Federal Government in 2001. In the first ten years the  German Ethics Council published 15 opinions on topics such as  anonymous relinquishment, intersexuality, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, genetic diagnostics, patient well beeing and Big Data. He has thus earned great recognition as an important and appreciated source of impetus for advising politicians and the general public.


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The German Ethics Council will have its first meeting in its new composition on 28 May 2020 and will start to discuss its future work programme. Further information will be available on this site in due term.