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BioEdge: Ethicists give thumbs-up to infanticide

In Ableism and Law, Ableism Ethics and Governance and its intersection with Disability Ethics, Disability, Ethics, infanticide on February 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm

BioEdge: Ethicists give thumbs-up to infanticide.


EU Parliament approves law ensuring Internet access as a fundamental right

In Ableism and design, Ableism and Law, Ableism Ethics and Governance and Design, Ableism Ethics and Governance and Science and Technology governance on May 7, 2009 at 12:43 pm

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Able Rapists, Disabled Victim

In Ableism and Law, Disability on December 3, 2008 at 10:37 pm

The police described the crime as gruesome and indicated that the perpetrators showed no sign of remorse. The victim ia now a young woman of 16, but she had been raped repeatedly, over a period of years, since she was much younger by her own grandfather and three of her uncles. All four men were convicted in a Korean Court, earlier this year in one of the worst cases of child sexual abuse on record.  

Judge Oh Jun-keun handed down his sentence to shocked court room. All four men were given suspended sentences. In explaining the sentence, the judge expressed sympathy for the “able” men who been caregivers for this “disabled” child, and suggested suspended sentences were in order so that they could continue to provide care for her. Again, it appears that disabled equals devalued.

Perhaps the one positive aspect of this story is that the Korean public has been outraged by these sentences. Tens of thousands have registered their protest and are calling for impeachment of the judge. Prosecutors are attempting to appeal the sentence. 

To read more about this story, see 

Korean Outrage and

Thousands Protest Rapists Probation!

To register your opinion on whether suspended sentences are appropriate, see 

Suspended Sentences Poll


In Ableism, Ableism and general human performance enhancement;, Ableism and Law, Body, Conferences, Consumerism on October 7, 2008 at 9:37 pm

ESF-LiU Conference
Chaired by:

IMEW (Institut Mensch, Ethik und Wissenschaft)BerlinGermany

Life Science Governance Research PlatformUniversity of ViennaFaculty of Social SciencesDepartment of Political ScienceViennaAustria

9-13 October 2009

The conference will be held at Scandic Linköping Väst, Sweden – 7km from Linköping airport and 4km from the train station. Most notably, the Swedish chain Scandic Hotel´s commitment to sustainability won the Green Meetings Award in 2008. It is located in Linköping which is the capital of Östergötland county, situated in the center of a vast open farmland. It is Sweden’s fifth largest city with more than 136,000 inhabitants and has a long history as a city of learning.
Preliminary Programme

Available March 2009

Applications will open in March 2009. Please use the button below if you wish to be kept informed about this conference by e-mail.
Conference Fees


What the fees cover

EUR 750

conference, meals and twin OR double room

EUR 550

non-resident: conference, meals (no room)
Financial Support

Some grants are available for young researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph “Grant application” of the application form.
ESF Contact

Conference Officer

Phone: +32 (0)2 533 2024
Fax: +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 09-273 in any correspondence.

This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with Linköping University.

Back – ESF Conferences – 2009 Calendar

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