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Fellow Organises Conference on New EU Directive

11th May 2012

Centre Fellow, Deborah Rook is organising a conference on ‘Animal Use in Research and the New EU Directive: Challenges and Opportunities for Animal Welfare, Science, Ethics and Society’.

The conference will take place at Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne from 14th to 15th June, 2012.

The gathering will address the ethical, legal and scientific issues raised by the new European Union Directive (2010/63/EU) on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. This new legislation, which must be implemented in the United Kingdom by 2013, has the potential to shape attitudes towards and the use of animals in research. The conference represents an important forum within which the issues raised by the Directive can be interrogated and debated. It aims to promote dialogue between lawyers, ethicists, biomedical scientists, social scientists and veterinarians regarding the ethical use of animals and the extent to which their welfare can be further improved.

Deborah Rook is a Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle.

Further information is available on the conference website here.