This book presents the first detailed review of the historical development, current situation and further perspectives of national systems for the protection of human rights and dignity in biology and medicine in CIS countries: Republic of Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan, Ukraine and Republic of Uzbekistan. Separate chapters are given to the discussion of social, historical, cultural, philosophical and legal issues of ethical review of biomedical research. They also offer an analysis of specific problems with regard to national, state and regional situation and outline ways of integrating CIS countries into the process of global discussion on comprehending the humanitarian and scientific mission of the research. The book raises issues concerning fundamental interests of states, governments and other authorized institutions of CIS, interests of leading international structures and institutions in the relevant sphere and addressed to broad sections of the public involved into the process of ethical review of biomedical research. (Russian) (English)

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