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Research involving Environmental and Development considerations

  • Directive 98/8/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 1998 concerning the placing of biocidal products on the market
  • UN Convention on Biological Diversity (1992)
  • International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture -International Seed Treaty- which was adopted by the FAO Conference on 3 November 2001
  • 27/06/1989. Convention (No. 169) concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries. Adopted on 27 June 1989 by the General Conference of the International Labour. Organisation at its seventy-sixth session.
  • WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - also known as the SPS Agreement -Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
  • UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007)
  • UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity of 2 November 2001
  • Code of conduct for the access to and sustainable use of microbial resources within the framework of the convention on biological diversity
  • Recommendation 1468 (2000) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on biotechnologies
  • Recommendation 934 (1982) on genetic engineering
  • EGE Opinion No 1 of 12 March 1993 on the ethical implications of the use of performance-enhancers in agriculture and fisheries,
  • EGE Opinion No 5 of 5 May 1995 on ethical aspects of the labeling of the food derived from modern biotechnology
  • Opinion n°25 - 17/11/2009 - Ethics of synthetic biology
  • Opinion n°24 - 17/12/2008 - Ethics of modern developments in agricultural technologies
  • Opinion n°23 - 16/01/2008 - Ethical aspects of animal cloning for food supply
  • Opinion n° 7 - 21/05/1996 - Ethical aspects of genetic modification of animals

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