European Council of Medical Orders

Biomedicine : France ratifies the Oviedo Convention

20.12.2011. On 13th December the French Minister in charge of European Affairs, Dr. Jean Leonetti, signed the so-called Oviedo Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine. This international Convention will enter into force in France the 1st April 2012. The same day, M. Leonetti signed moreover two additional protocols to this Convention: one on Transplantation of Organs and another one concerning Genetic Testing for Health Purposes.