Enrique Santamaria Echeverria

dr. Enrique Santamaria Echeverria, LL.M

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Dr Enrique Santamaría is assitant professor at the Department of Law & Markets of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and a project coordinator within the framework of the Dutch Sector Plan for Law. He received his doctoral degree at the University of Groningen in 2020 with a thesis on the limits to the validity of contracts on human tissue under EU law. His research focuses on the relations between the human body and the law. His more recent academic interests explore the governance of digital and other converging technologies in healthcare. In particular, Dr. Santamaría studies different theories on health data commons, and the legal, political and ethical debates around AI applications in health. He has published in several European Journals. Dr. Santamaría is a member of the SSH breed Sector Plan on Digitalisation. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Limits to the validity of contracts on human tissue in Italy, England and the EU: a comparative analysis, University of Groningen

Award Date: 20 Apr 2020


  • K Law (General)


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