The next World Congress of Bioethics will be held in Doha, Qatar. Although this location provides opportunities to interact with a more culturally diverse audience, to advance dialogue between cultures and religions, offer opportunities for mutual learning, there are also huge moral concerns. Qatar is known for violations of human rights - including the treatment of migrant workers and the rights of women - corruption, criminalization of LGBTQI+ persons, and climate impact. Since these concerns are also key (bio)ethical concern we call for a broad debate within the bioethics community whether organizing and attending the World Congress in Qatar is ethically problematic and how ethical concerns should be dealt with.
|Number of pages||4|
|Early online date||11 Mar 2023|
|Publication status||Published - May 2023|
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The authors are grateful for the input of various colleagues and Middle East and human rights experts. However, the views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the colleagues or of the institutions at which the authors are employed.
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