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MEMBERS OF COE - Selected resources by country (source: COE)



Austrian Bioethics Commission

Opinion of the Commission : Management of scarce resources in healthcare in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic  (in English) (in German)



The Armenian Human Rights Defender

Information note on activities of the Armenian Human Rights Defender in the state of emergency  (in English)


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Covid19 in Bosnia and Herzegovina (in English)



Official government website for accurate and verified information on Coronavirus


The National Advisory Board on Social Welfare and Health Care Ethics (ETENE)

Social and health care ethical principles also apply under Emergency conditions (in Finnish)



National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE)

Ethical issues during de-containment: Responsibility, solidarity and trust (in French) 

Contribution of the National Consultative Ethics Committee: Ethical issues facing a pandemic (in French)

Contribution of the Ethics and Biosciences Platform (Genotoul Societal), UNESCO Chair in Ethics, Science and Society: COVID-19 Ethics, Regulatory and Institutional Watch Bulletin (in French) 

Response to the referral from the Ministry of Solidarity and Health on strengthening protection measures in nursing homes and USLDs  (French)

Scientific Council

Opinion of the scientific council covid-19 (French)

National Digital Ethics Pilot Committee (CNPEN)

Press release relating to the digital ethics issues of epidemiological monitoring after confinement 

National Health Conference

Opinion of April 2 "relating to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis" (French)

Opinion of April 15 : "Health democracy put to the test by COVID-19". (French)

National Consultative Commission for Human Rights (CNCDH)

Opinion on digital tracking of people



Federal Ministry of Health

Corona virus daily updates (in German) (English version - selected content)

The Robert Koch Institute

COVID-19 in Germany (in English) (in German)

German Ethics Council 
Ad hoc statement “Solidarity and Responsibility During the Coronavirus Crisis”

Opinion Regarding Covid-19 Immunity Certificates (in English) (in German)

Press release summarizing the ad hoc statement of the German Ethics Council (in English) 

Full text of the ad-hoc recommendation  (in English)

Recommendations for fair and regulated access to a COVID-19 vaccine (in English) (in German)

German Interdisciplinary Association of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 
“Decisions on resource allocation in emergency and intensive care medicine in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic”

Decisions on resource allocation in emergency and intensive care medicine in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic (German) 

Documentation Aid –Template 

German Institute for Human Rights and the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Poland

Human rights of older persons during a pandemic

German Competency Network Public Health on COVID-19 Ethics

Policy Brief: Public Health Ethics and Covid-19 

Policy Brief: Ethical principles for the Coronavirus Global Response 

Policy Brief: Vaccination Policy 

Background Paper: Ethics of digital contact tracing apps for the Covid-19 pandemic response 

Working group of members of the Standing committee on vaccination, the German ethics council and the National academy of sciences leopoldina

Joint position paper on how should access to a COVID-19 vaccine be regulated? 



The Hellenic National Bioethics Commission

The bioethical dimension of individual responsibility in response to COVID 19 (in Greek) (Summary in English)



The Italian Committee for Bioethics

Vaccines and Covid-19: ethical aspects on research, cost and distribution
Covid-19 and children: from birth to school age
Biomedical research for novel therapeutic treatments within the Covid-19 Pandemic: ethical issues
Covid-19: public health, individual freedom, social solidarity
Covid 19: clinical decision-making in conditions of resource shortage and the “pandemic emergency triage” criterion


Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania:

Relevant information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) (in English)

Decree “The Procedure of the Triage of the Patients in the Context of Extreme Situations” (2013, May 16, No. V-523) (in Lithuanian)

Lithuanian Bioethics Committee

Recommendations regarding clinical research during Covid-19 Pandemic (in Lithuanian)

Treatment and Nursing of Covid-19 Patients in Intensive Care Unit.

Practical Recommendations (in Lithuanian)



Commission Nationale d'Ethique (CNE) 

Essential ethical benchmarks when orienting patients in a context of limited available therapeutic resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis (in French)

Luxembourg Government

Information related to the epidemic



People's Advocate (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Moldova  

Review on People's Advocate (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Moldova initiatives under emergency conditions 


Government of Netherlands

Information on Covid19

National Institute for Public Health and the environment

Information on Covid19



The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Poland and the German Institute for Human Rights

Human rights of older persons during a pandemic



National Council of Ethics for Life Sciences (CNECV) 

Statement COVID-19 Key Considerations 

Ethical aspects of the public health emergency caused by Covid-19


San Marino

San Marino National Bioethics Committee

Statement on ethical issues regarding the use of invasive assisted ventilation in patients all age with serious disabilities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic 

Opinion on COVID-19 and animal management 

Information on other health ordinances  

Answer to the requested opinion on ethical issues regarding the "share the solidarity mask" project 



The Medical Ethics Commission 

Decision of physicians regarding the involvement of respirators in the treatment of patients severely affected with SARS-cov2 disease 



Spanish Bioethics Committee

Report on the bioethical aspects of prioritizing health resources in the context of the coronavirus crisis  (in Spanish)

Declaration on the right and duty to facilitate accompaniment and spiritual assistance to patients with COVID-19 at the end of their lives and in situations of special vulnerability (in Spanish)

Ministry of Health

Report of the Ministry of Health on ethical aspects in pandemic situations: SARS-CoV-2  (in English)

Report of the Ministry of Health on ethical aspects in pandemic situations: SARS-CoV-2  (in Spanish)

Bioethics and Law Observatory (University of Barcelona)

Recommendations for ethical decision-making on patient access to special care units in pandemic situations. OBD Consensus Document (in Spanish)



The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare 

National principles for prioritizing in the ICU under extraordinary circumstances (in Swedish) 

Triage in primary care units (in Swedish)

LINKS (in Swedish)

The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare’s documents for staff within health care

The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare’s documents for staff within nursing homes and home care

Information from The Public Health Agency in Sweden

The Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics

Report: Ethical choices in a pandemic



National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics

Position paper on “Digital tracing of contacts as a tool to fight the pandemic - essential aspects from an ethical point of view” (in German) (in French)

Corona pandemic: the protection of life and solidarity are at the center of an ethical perspective (in German) (in French)



Ministry of Health

COVID-19 situation report

Acıbadem University

A bioehtical perspective for COVID-19 infectious disease pandemic (in Turkish, with an abstract in English)


United Kingdom

United Kingdom Government

Guidance - Pandemic flu

NHS COVID-19 app

Nuffield Council on bioethics

New policy briefing on fair and equitable access to COVID-19 treatments and vaccines

Statement: COVID-19 and the basics of democratic governance

Ethical considerations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic 

Guide to the ethics of surveillance and quarantine for novel coronavirus

Briefing - COVID-19 antibody testing and ‘immunity certification’ 

COVID-19: biomedical testing, risk profiling and immunocapitalism

Research in global health emergencies: ethical issues

Ada Lovelace Institute

Digital contact tracing : "Should the UK Government use technology to transition from the COVID-19 global public health crisis"

Health Research Authority (HRA)

Making changes to a research study to manage the impact of COVID

National Institue for Health Research (NIHR)

Urgent Public Health COVID-19 Studies

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

Inquiry : UK Science, Research and Technology Capability and Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks

House of Commons and House of Lords Joint Committee on Human Rights

The Government’s response to COVID-19: human rights implications 

UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR) and the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R)

7 Funder principles for research in epidemics






The Public Health Ethics Committee (CESP) and the Commission for Ethics in Science and Technology (CEST)

Statement : “framework for reflection on the ethical issues linked to the COVID-19 pandemic” (in french)

Government of Canada

Public health ethics framework: A guide for use in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada

Holy See

Pontifical Academy for Life, Dicastery of the Holy See

Pandemic and universal brotherhood 


National bioethics commission of Mexico

Statement: Bioethics in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic (in English)

Recommendations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, from a bioethical approach (in English)



European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO)

Statement on the crucial role of research integrity in the covid-19 crisis

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