Children's Rights in Biomedicine Conference on September 12

7 September 2022

On September 12, the Department of Law will host its conference “Children's Rights in Biomedicine” to scrutinize scientific risk and uncertainty in biomedical interventions.

European researchers, experts, and policymakers will come together at the conference to discuss whether national and international legal frameworks effectively protect children from scientific risks and uncertainty in the biomedical sphere.

- Our focus is on the status of children as rights bearers in healthcare, especially when they are subject to biomedical examinations and interventions. Respect for the full array of their rights is essential to secure robust protections for their health and to ensure that the highest attainable standards of care are met, says Jameson Garland, Associate Professor in Medical Law at the Department of Law.

- At the conference, we will share the interim results from our project, “Decision-making for Children in a State of Medical Indeterminacy”, which is generously funded by the Swedish Research Council. The aim of the conference is to interact with policymakers, stakeholders, and other researchers, and to exchange our knowledge and experiences in this sphere. This is a crucial milestone in the search for the most effective ways to protect children's rights and interests in biomedicine, says Santa Slokenberga, Senior Lecturer in Administrative Law at the Department of Law.

Santa Slokenberga, senior lecturer at the Department of Law at Uppsala University. Anna Singer, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Uppsala University. Anna is the PI in the project.


In connection with the conference, an author workshop will be held on September 13. The conference is open to all. Sign up via the links below. 


Conference Logistics

Venue: Uppsala University, the University Main Building, Auditorium 4
Date: September 12, 11:00-18:00
Participation: Both at the venue or digitally, limited number of place
Registration (venue)  Open until September 7
Registration (digitally): Open until September 7

  • Program September 12 
  • Program September 13 
  • Read more on our website: Children's Rights in Biomedicine Conference - Faculty of Law - Uppsala University (
  • For questions related to the conference, please contact: William Munro, Research Ambushment,

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