Law On The Establishment Of The German Ethics Council

Original Language Title: Gesetz zur Einrichtung des Deutschen Ethikrats

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Law on the establishment of the German Ethics Council (Ethics Council Act-EthRG)

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EthRG

Date of expend: 16.07.2007

Full quote:

" Ethics Council Act of 16. July 2007 (BGBl. I p. 1385) "

Footnote

(+ + + Text evidence from: 1.8.2007 + + +) 
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§ 1 Education of the German Ethics Council

an independent expert council is formed, which bears the name "German Ethics Council". Non-official table of contents

§ 2 tasks

(1) The German Ethics Council follows the ethical, social, scientific, medical, medical and social sciences. and legal issues, as well as the likely consequences for individuals and society arising in connection with research and developments, in particular in the field of life sciences and their application to human beings. Its tasks include, in particular:
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Public information and discussion in society, involving the various social groups;
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Development of opinions and recommendations for political and economic policy. legislative action;
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Cooperation with national ethics councils and comparable institutions of other states and international organizations.
(2) Every year, the German Ethics Council conducts at least one public event on ethical issues, particularly in the field of life sciences. In addition, it can carry out further public events, hearings and public meetings.(3) The German Ethics Council shall draw up its opinions on the basis of its own decision, on behalf of the German Bundestag or on behalf of the Federal Government. He directs his comments to the German Bundestag and the Federal Government prior to publication.(4) The German Ethics Council shall report to the German Bundestag and the Federal Government at the end of each calendar year in writing on its activities and on the state of the social debate. Non-official table of contents

§ 3 Position

The German Ethics Council is independent in its activities and only in accordance with the provisions of this Act. Order bound. The members of the German Ethics Council shall exercise their duties personally and independently. Non-official table of contents

§ 4 Members

(1) The German Ethics Council consists of 26 members, the natural science, medical, to represent theological, philosophical, ethical, social, economic and legal concerns in a special way. Its members include scientists from the above-mentioned fields of science; in addition, they belong to recognised persons who are particularly familiar with ethical questions in the life sciences.(2) In the German Ethics Council, different ethical approaches and a pluralistic spectrum of opinion should be represented.(3) The members of the German Ethics Council may not belong to either a legislative body of the federal government or a federal government, or the federal government or any federal state government. Non-official table of contents

§ 5 The appointment and term of office of the members

(1) The President of the German Bundestag convenes the members of the German Bundestag Ethics Council is half on a proposal by the German Bundestag and the Federal Government.(2) The members shall be appointed for a period of four years. It is possible to reconvene once.(3) Members may, at any time, declare in writing to the President of the German Bundestag their departure from the German Ethics Council. If a member leaves early, a new member will be appointed for a period of four years. In such a case, the appointment of the new Member shall be made on a proposal of the institution which, in accordance with paragraph 1, had submitted the proposal for the Member who had been retired. Non-official table of contents

§ 6 Functioning

(1) The German Ethics Council elects in secret ballot from its middle chairmanship and deputising for the Duration of four years. Re-election is possible once.(2) The German Ethics Council shall adopt its rules of procedure.(3) The German Ethics Council may set up working groups and provide expert opinions by third parties. Non-official table of contents

§ 7 Public

(1) The deliberations of the German Ethics Council are public; it may also not be discussed in public and publish the results of public deliberations.(2) The German Ethics Council shall publish its opinions, recommendations and reports.(3) In the case of a derogation, Members may express a different view, they may, in the opinion, the recommendation or the report, express them. Non-official table of contents

§ 8 Business Unit

The German Ethics Council is supported by a branch office in the performance of its tasks. The office is set up by the President of the German Bundestag. She is subject either to the chairman of the German Ethics Council or to the chair of the German Ethics Council. Non-official table of contents

§ 9 mandatory secrecy

The members of the German Ethics Council and the members of the office are at Secrecy on the non-public deliberations and the advisory documents, which are designated as confidential by the German Ethics Council. The obligation to secrecy also refers to information given to the German Ethics Council and referred to as confidential. Non-official table of contents

§ 10 costs

(1) The members of the German Ethics Council shall receive a flat-rate allowance for expenses as well as their replacement. Travel expenses according to the Federal Travel Costs Act. The costs of compensation shall be determined by the President of the German Bundestag.(2) The costs of the German Ethics Council and its office shall be borne by the Federal Government. Non-official table of contents

§ 11 Entry into force

This law occurs on the 1. August 2007, in force.