The Belgian Advisory Committee on Bioethics was established by the co-operation agreement of 15 January 1993 signed by the federal Government, the French-speaking Community, the Flemish Community, the German-speaking Community and the Joint Commission for Community Matters.
The Committe is completely independent of the authorities that created it. The Committee’s duties are twofold:
• To provide advice on the problems raised by research and research applications in the fields of biology, medicine and health care; these problems are studied from the ethical, social and legal points of view, particularly from the angle of the respect for human rights;
• To inform the public and the authorities about these problems.
 This Co-operation Agreement was published in the Belgisch Staatsblad/Moniteur belge of 12 May 1993; it was approved by the federal Government through an Act of 6 March 1995, and by the three Communities mentioned above through a Decree respectively dated 6 December 1993, 16 March 1994 and 15 June 1994, and by the Joint Commission for Community Matters through an Ordinance of 30 March 1995.
Eurostation II, 7th Floor, loc. 07C040
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