Giuseppe Giorgio Reiter

President International Network of Biolaw.One
Mag.iur., MSc. (Psy.), MSc. (Phil), Ph.D. (Phil.), MBA, LL.M.

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Erick Valdés

Presidente de la Red Internacional de Bioderecho. Master of Arts en Bioética, Doctor en Filosofía, Posdoctorado en Bioética por la Universidad de Georgetown, EEUU; Posdoctorado en Derecho por el Washington College of Law, EEUU. Es Profesor Investigador Adjunto del célebre Instituto Kennedy de Ética de la Universidad de Georgetown. Profesor Titular Centro de Bioética y Observatorio de Bioética y Derecho, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile.  Profesor de Bioderecho y Filosofía Moral en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Chile. Es autor de 13 libros, publicados en inglés y español, en EEUU, Inglaterra, Alemania y Latinoamérica, así como de más de 60 artículos en revistas indexadas internacionales de corriente principal. Ha recibido importantes reconocimientos internacionales, entre ellos, el Premio a la Trayectoria Académica Internacional que le acaba de otorgar la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, por su aporte doctrinario al bioderecho y derecho de la salud en Iberoamérica.

Es considerado uno de las autoridades internacionales más importantes del bioderecho, y su contribución al desarrollo de la epistemología de este campo ha sido muy relevante en los últimos años..


President International Network of Biolaw. M.A. (Bio.), Ph.D. (Phil.), PosDoc (Bio.), Georgetown University, USA. PosDoc (Law), Washington College of Law, USA. He has been Adjunct Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Resident Professor, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University, Associate Professor of International Human Rights, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, Adjunct Professor of Bioethics and Theories of Democracy and Human Rights, American University, USA, and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics and Research Ethics, George Mason University, USA. Professor, Universidad del Desarrollo, and Professor of Moral Philosophy and Biolaw, School of Law, University of Chile.
He has written 13 books, published in English and Spanish in USA, U.K., Germany and Latin America, as well as over 65 papers, published in international journals. He has received important distinctions, such as the International Academic Career Award given by the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, for his contribution to biolaw and health law in Ibero America.

He is considered one of the most important international authorities in the field of biolaw, and his contribution to the development of this field’s epistemology has been very relevant in the last years.

Tom L. Beauchamp

Senior Research Scholar, Professor of Philosophy, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, EEUU. Participó en la National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research, y es el principal autor del Informe Belmont (The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research), el primer documento que identificó y definió principios y procedimientos deliberativos, para la protección de los sujetos de experimentación biomédica. Es, junto a James Childress, creador del principialismo bioético y autor del seminal libro, mundialmente aclamado, Principles of Biomedical Ethics. Prolífico investigador, ha publicado en las revistas más prestigiosas del orbe. Mucho se puede decir del trabajo notable de Tom Beauchamp. Baste señalar que sus ideas son estudiadas en prácticamente todas las cátedras de bioética del planeta. Es considerado por la comunidad académica internacional el bioeticista más importante e influyente del mundo.


Senior Research Scholar, Professor of Philosophy, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, USA. He participated in the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research, and is the main author of the Belmont Report (The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research), the first document that identified and defined principles and deliberative procedures for the protection of human subjects of biomedical research. Professor Beauchamp is, along with James Childress, the creator of bioethical principlism and the author of the seminal book, internationally acclaimed, Principles of Biomedical Ethics. He is a prolific researcher and has published in the most prestigious journals in the world. His ideas are studied in practically all bioethics courses in USA and Ibero America. He is considered for the international academic community one of the most important and influential bioethicists in the world.importante e influyente del mundo.

Jacob Dahl Rendtorff

Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University, Dinamarca. Pionero del bioderecho en el mundo. Autor, junto a Peter Kemp, del libro Basic Ethical Principles in European Bioethics and Biolaw, resultado de un trabajo mancomunado que convocó e integró a todos los países de la Comunidad Europea. Fue, junto a Kemp, el primer teórico en ofrecer un esbozo doctrinario para la disciplina. Habla y escribe danés, alemán, inglés y francés. Ha escrito y publicado artículos en los cuatro idiomas, y es miembro del comité que tiene a su cargo la organización del Congreso Mundial de Filosofía. Más allá de su trabajo en las áreas de la ética de los negocios, filosofía del derecho, y hermenéutica, es una voz mundialmente autorizada en el bioderecho.


Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University, Denmark. Pioneer of biolaw in the world. He is author, along with Peter Kemp, of the book Basic Ethical Principles in European Bioethics and Biolaw, the result of a joint work of several scholars and intellectuals of European Community. Professor Rendtorff was, along Kemp, the first scholar in offering an epistemological configuration for biolaw. He speaks and writes Danish, German, English and French, and has written and published papers in those four languages. He is member of the organizing committee of the World Congress of Philosophy, and beyond his relevant work in the areas of business ethics, philosophy of law and hermeneutics, he is a world authorized voice in biolaw.

Peter Kemp (QEPD)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Education – Research Program for Education and Philosophy, Aarhus University, Dinamarca. Entre otras áreas que ha cubierto con gran acierto e impacto internacional, como la hermenéutica y la ética medioambiental, es también pionero del bioderecho en el mundo. Autor, junto a Jacob Dahl Rendtorff, del libro Basic Ethical Principles in European Bioethics and Biolaw, resultado de un trabajo mancomunado que convocó e integró a todos los países de la Comunidad Europea. Fue, junto a Rendtorff, el primer teórico en ofrecer un esbozo doctrinario para la disciplina. Es un gran investigador que domina varios espectros teóricos. Ha publicado alrededor de 300 artículos en revistas internacionales especializadas. Solo en el año 2013 publicó 17 artículos, todos en revistas de corriente principal. Es una voz mundialmente autorizada en el bioderecho.


Professor Emeritus, Department of Education – Research Program for Education and Philosophy, Aarhus University, Denmark. Among other areas in which he has worked and researched, such as, hermeneutics and environmental ethics, he is also a pioneer of biolaw in the world. He is the author, along with Jacob Dahl Rendtorff, of the book Basic Ethical Principles in European Bioethics and Biolaw, the result of a joint work of several scholars and intellectuals of European Community. Professor Kemp was, along Rendtorff, the first scholar in offering an epistemological configuration for biolaw. He is a great researcher who dominates several theoretical areas and has published about 300 papers in international journals. Only in 2013, for instance, Peter Kemp published 17 papers, all of them in indexed international journals. He is a world renowned voice in biolaw.

Carlos María Romeo Casabona

Catedrático de Derecho Penal en la Universidad del País Vasco (de 1988 a 1996 en la Universidad de La Laguna). Es Director de la Cátedra Interuniversitaria Diputación Foral de Bizkaia de Derecho y Genoma Humano, Universidad de Deusto y Universidad del País Vasco. Ha sido Profesor Ayudante, Adjunto y Titular en la Universidad de Zaragoza (1974/1987), Fundador y Director del Centro de Estudios Criminológicos (1990/1996) y Decano de la Facultad de Derecho (1991-1994) en la Universidad de La Laguna. Ha sido Magistrado Suplente de la Audiencia Territorial de Zaragoza (1987/88). Es Licenciado en Derecho (1974), Doctor en Derecho (1980), Doctor en Medicina (1991) por la Universidad de Zaragoza, y Diplomado Superior en Criminología (1974) por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Títulos universitarios acreditativos de las lenguas inglesa y alemana. Para ampliar su formación y sus investigaciones ha realizado varias estancias en el extranjero: Universidades de Bonn, Munich, Lüneburg, París II y Stanford (California), Instituto Max Planck de Derecho Penal de Friburgo de Brisgovia y Kennedy Institute of Ethics (Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.).


Catedratic of Criminal Law, Universidad del País Vasco. Director, Interuniversitary Chair of Law and Human Genome, Universidad de Deusto and Universidad del País Vasco. He has been Professor of Law, Universidad de Zaragoza (1974/1987), Founder and Director, Center of Criminological Studies (1990/1996) and Dean School of Law (1991-1994), Universidad de La Laguna. J.D., Ph.D. (Law), and Ph.D. (Medicine), Universidad de Zaragoza. He has been visiting scholar at University of Bonn, Munich and Lüneburg, Germany; París II, France, and Stanford, USA, Instituto Max Planck, Freiburg, Germany and at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Darryl Macer

Rector y profesor de bioética y biomedicina, American University of Sovereign Nations, EEUU. Director, Eubios Ethics Institute, Nueva Zelandia, Japón y Tailandia. Director del International Peace and Development Ethics Centre, y Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University, UNESCO. Figura relevante de la bioética y derechos humanos internacionales. Su trabajo abarca no solo dichas áreas temáticas sino que también, asuntos de impacto global, como paz y salud pública, sustentabilidad ambiental, poblaciones indígenas, bioderecho y ciencias de la salud, entre otras. Es autor de 21 libros, editor de otros 22, y ha publicado más de 300 artículos en revistas académicas de corriente principal. Miembro de más de 10 comités científicos de prestigiosas revistas internacionales de bioética, biomedicina, genética y política medioambiental. Miembro del Comité Internacional de Bioética de la UNESCO.


Ph.D. (Phil.) Cambridge University, U.K. President and provost, American University of Sovereign Nations, USA. Director, Eubios Ethics Institute, New Zealand, Japan and Thailand. Director, International Peace and Development Ethics Centre, and Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University, UNESCO. Relevant international figure of bioethics and international human rights. His work reaches global impact issues, such as peace and public health, environmental sustainability, indigenous populations, biolaw and health sciences, among others. He has authored 21 books, edited other 22, and published over 300 papers in international academic journals. He is member of more than 10 scientific committees of bioethics, biomedicine, genetics and environmental policies, as well as member of the International Committee of Bioethics, UNESCO.

Juan Alberto Lecaros

AccordioDirector Observatory of Bioethics and Law, Universidad del Desarrollo. J.D., University of Chile, Ph.D. (Phil.), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. Master in Bioethics, Universidad Ramón Llull – Instituto Borja de Bioética, Barcelona, Spain. Bachelor in Philosophy, Gregorian University of Roma, Italy.


Director Observatory of Bioethics and Law, Universidad del Desarrollo. J.D., University of Chile, Ph.D. (Phil.), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. Master in Bioethics, Universidad Ramón Llull – Instituto Borja de Bioética, Barcelona, Spain. Bachelor in Philosophy, Gregorian University of Roma, Italy.

Ingrid Brena Sesma

Research Professor, Institute for Juridical Research, UNAM, Mexico. J.D., UNAM, Mexico, Ph.D. (Law), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She has published numerous books and papers, such as Derecho y Salud:Temas a Reflexionar, and Las Adopciones en México y algo más, Células Troncales: Aspectos científicos-filosóficos y jurídicos and has compiled and edited along with Carlos Romeo Casabona the book Código de Leyes Genéticas. Hacia un Instrumento Regional Interamericano sobre la Bioética.


Research Professor, Institute for Juridical Research, UNAM, Mexico. J.D., UNAM, Mexico, Ph.D. (Law), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She has published numerous books and papers, such as Derecho y Salud:Temas a Reflexionar, and Las Adopciones en México y algo más, Células Troncales: Aspectos científicos-filosóficos y jurídicos and has compiled and edited along with Carlos Romeo Casabona the book Código de Leyes Genéticas. Hacia un Instrumento Regional Interamericano sobre la Bioética.

Marisa Aizenberg

Director Observatory of Health, School of Law, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. J.D. University of Buenos Aires. Specialist in Civil Law, University of Salamanca, Spain. She has been legal adviser at Garrahan and Posadas Hospitals, as well as at the Chamber of Deputies and the Ministry of Health, Argentina.

She is Adjunct Professor of Civil Law and Health Law at the University of Buenos Aires, and Visiting Professor at international universities, such as University La República, Uruguay, and the School of Public Health, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil among others.


Director Observatory of Health, School of Law, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. J.D. University of Buenos Aires. Specialist in Civil Law, University of Salamanca, Spain. She has been legal adviser at Garrahan and Posadas Hospitals, as well as at the Chamber of Deputies and the Ministry of Health, Argentina.
She is Adjunct Professor of Civil Law and Health Law at the University of Buenos Aires, and Visiting Professor at international universities, such as University La República, Uruguay, and the School of Public Health, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil among others.

Sergio Romeo Malanda

J.D., Ph.D. (Law), Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao). Professor of Criminal Law, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and member of the Inter Universitary Chair of Law and Human Genome, Universidad de Deusto, Universidad del País Vasco, where he has taught and researched. He also is Honorary Professor at Universidad Católica Santa María de Arequipa (Peru), Universidad José Carlos Mariátegui, de Moquegua (Peru), and Universidad Nacional de San Agustín (UNSA), Arequipa (Peru).


J.D., Ph.D. (Law), Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao). Professor of Criminal Law, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and member of the Inter Universitary Chair of Law and Human Genome, Universidad de Deusto, Universidad del País Vasco, where he has taught and researched. He also is Honorary Professor at Universidad Católica Santa María de Arequipa (Peru), Universidad José Carlos Mariátegui, de Moquegua (Peru), and Universidad Nacional de San Agustín (UNSA), Arequipa (Peru).

Eduardo Rueda Barrera

 Director Institute of Bioethics, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia. Ph.D. (Phil.) Universidad del País Vasco (“Doctor Europeus”) and M.D., Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. His research areas are: Genetics and Society, Anthropology and Technological Risks Policies, Technologies of Enhancement, Justice and Public Health, and Basics of Political Ethics and Bioethics, among others.


Director Institute of Bioethics, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia. Ph.D. (Phil.) Universidad del País Vasco (“Doctor Europeus”) and M.D., Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. His research areas are: Genetics and Society, Anthropology and Technological Risks Policies, Technologies of Enhancement, Justice and Public Health, and Basics of Political Ethics and Bioethics, among others.

Arístides Obando Cabezas

Director Graduate School, School of Law, University of Cauca, Colombia. President Ibero American Association of Practical Philosophy. B.Sc. (Phil.), and M.A. (Phil.), Universidad del Valle, Colombia. J.D., Universidad Santiago de Cali, Colombia. Ph.D. (Phil.), Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico. Ph.D. (Law), Centro de Investigación y Docencia del Estado de Morelos (CIDEM), Mexico. P.h.D. (Law and Globalization), Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico. Author, coauthor and editor of numerous books on political philosophy and law published in IberoAmerica.


Director Graduate School, School of Law, University of Cauca, Colombia. President Ibero American Association of Practical Philosophy. B.Sc. (Phil.), and M.A. (Phil.), Universidad del Valle, Colombia. J.D., Universidad Santiago de Cali, Colombia. Ph.D. (Phil.), Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico. Ph.D. (Law), Centro de Investigación y Docencia del Estado de Morelos (CIDEM), Mexico. P.h.D. (Law and Globalization), Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico. Author, coauthor and editor of numerous books on political philosophy and law published in IberoAmerica.

Ilaria Colussi

Lawyer, PhD in Comparative and European Legal Studies, University of Trento, Italy, and Post-doctoral fellow in European Studies, Faculty of Law, Political Sciences and Criminology, University of Liège, Belgium”. He has carried out advanced research at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Oxford University, U.K., under the supervision of Julian Savulescu. Some of her publications are the book Synthetic biology between challenges and risks. A Legal Perspective, and the book chapters “Diritto e genetica delle popolazioni” (transl.:Population Genetics and the Law), in S.Rodotà, P.Zatti(eds.), “Trattato di Biodiritto: il Governo del Corpo” (transl.: Treaty of Biolaw: the Governance of the Body), vol.II, Giuffré, 2011, and “Dati genetici e forze di polizia: intersezioni europee” (transl.:Genetic data and police forces: European intersections), in L.S. Rossi (eds.), La protezione dei diritti fondamentali: Carta di Nizza e standards internazionali (transl.:The protection of fundamental rights: the European Charter of Nice and international standards).


Lawyer, PhD in Comparative and European Legal Studies, University of Trento, Italy, and Post-doctoral fellow in European Studies, Faculty of Law, Political Sciences and Criminology, University of Liège, Belgium”. He has carried out advanced research at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Oxford University, U.K., under the supervision of Julian Savulescu. Some of her publications are the book Synthetic biology between challenges and risks. A Legal Perspective, and the book chapters “Diritto e genetica delle popolazioni” (transl.:Population Genetics and the Law), in S.Rodotà, P.Zatti(eds.), “Trattato di Biodiritto: il Governo del Corpo” (transl.: Treaty of Biolaw: the Governance of the Body), vol.II, Giuffré, 2011, and “Dati genetici e forze di polizia: intersezioni europee” (transl.:Genetic data and police forces: European intersections), in L.S. Rossi (eds.), La protezione dei diritti fondamentali: Carta di Nizza e standards internazionali (transl.:The protection of fundamental rights: the European Charter of Nice and international standards).

Oscar Cluzet

M.D. President National Academy of Medicine, Uruguay.

Rodrigo del Canto

Secretary International Network of Biolaw. J.D., University of Chile. Master in Public Policies, FLACSO, Chile. Master in International Public Health, Instituto Carlos III-España. He has wide experience in regulatory issues and has worked over 10 years in Chilean government institutions. Currently, he is Coordinator of Regulatory and Legal Issues at Universidad del Desarrollo (Direction of Techonlogical Development, iCono, UDD), where he develops normative proposals for biomedical research regulation.


Secretary International Network of Biolaw. J.D., University of Chile. Master in Public Policies, FLACSO, Chile. Master in International Public Health, Instituto Carlos III-España. He has wide experience in regulatory issues and has worked over 10 years in Chilean government institutions. Currently, he is Coordinator of Regulatory and Legal Issues at Universidad del Desarrollo (Direction of Techonlogical Development, iCono, UDD), where he develops normative proposals for biomedical research regulation.