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Editors - Medical Law

Prof. Herman NYS



POSITION: Lawyer, Professor of Medical Law, Faculties of Law and Medicine, K.U. Leuven, Belgium



Director, Center of Biomedical Ethics and Law, K.U.Leuven (1989-)

Professor in medical law, K.U.Leuven (1985-)

Member European Group on Ethics of Science and New Technologies (2011-2016)


Professor in international health law, University of Maastricht (2000-2005)

Editor of the International Encyclopaedia of Medical Law (1993-)

Member of the Editorial Board (1994-2009) and Editor (2010-) of the European Journal of Health Law

Member of the Advisory Board of the Law and the Human Genome Review (1994-)

Consultant on Health law to the Bioethics Division of UNESCO (2005-2007)

Consultant to the Council of Europe on harmonization of medical liability (2005- 2008)

Referee for international scientific journals and national and international science organisations

Co-founder and Director of the European Association of Health Law (2008-)

Vice-President of the Board of Governors of the World Association for Medical Law (2010-)

Member of the International Committee of Experts of the Interuniversitary Chair on Human Genome and Law (Bilbao) (2008- )

Partner in several EU-funded research projects

Member (1993-2009) and President (2009-) of the Belgian Committee for the evaluation of the abortion law

Member of the Belgian Advisory Committee on Bioethics (1996-)

Member of the committee on medical ethics of the medical school and the university hospital, K.U. Leuven, (1985-)

Author of papers, articles and books on legal problems in various areas in health care, genetics, research and end-of-life decisions

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Kapucijnenvoer 35

3000 Leuven



Tel: +32 16 216949

Fax: +32 16 216952



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