UNESCO Chair in Bioethics


  • Bioethics and Law Observatory
  • UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
  • University of Barcelona
  • Faculty of Law
  • Ave. Diagonal, 684
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • obd.ub@ub.edu
  • Master in Bioethics and Law
  • (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • master.bd@ub.edu


About us

The Bioethics and Law Observatory (OBD) is a research centre of the University of Barcelona which carries out its activities with an interdisciplinary and secular perspective since 1995.

Its members understand that bioethics, and specifically discussing the ethical, legal and social implications of biotechnology and biomedicine, requires a plural approach to the issues as well as solid scientific knowledge concerning the specific development analyzed. In order to study the contemporary conflicts that arise from most technical and scientific breakthroughs, the OBD’s project offers
a flexible analytical approach based on the respect for all recognized human rights.

The work of the OBD has had a relevant impact on the regulation of bioethical issues both at the national and regional level.

MA in Bioethics and Law

With a flexible, interdisciplinary and secular point of view.

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

To support the global debate on the principles and fields of study of bioethics.

Bioethics and Law Journal

Quarterly electronic open access journal indexed on quality repositories.


To support the quality of public debate with arguments and information.