The Hague Institute for Global Justice and 3TU recently joined forces to organize and host a workshop with the topic: dual-use research and biosecurity and associated scientific, governmental and legal implications.
Complex subject matter involving multi-facetted considerations. The speakers, all specialists in their individual fields, highlighted the issues that are becoming priorities on the agendas of international health organisations, research institutes of various disciplines, and many nation states.
Such a wide range of experts and participants enabled an enlightening exchange of insights from different perspectives. Consensus could be reached on what the principal issues are, but the sessions revealed how different opinions are when it comes to approach and policy.
As a follow-up to the workshop, The Hague Institute and 3TU have decided to cooperate with the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Australia’s Charles Sturt University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School in conducting a feasibility study on the topic of of global governance for infectious diseases.