EANL: a new scientific association for a better interface between neuroscience and law

Jurists, neuroscientists, philosophers, neuroethicists and media representatives: many of them are members of the new European Association for Neuroscience and Law (EANL), which was officially established in Milan after two years of preliminary work, with members from many of the most important European and U.S. institutions and universities.

“Our aim is to explore from a theoretical point of view all the critical aspects of the interaction between the outcomes of brain research, the new technologies and the courts. We are also working to collect and analize all the available law cases in Europe and U.S.A., as well as their outcomes. We planning new initiatives on a transnational basis to inform and educate both to the general public and the professionals (judges, lawyers, neuroscientists)” said judge Amedeo Santosuosso, director of ECTL (European Center for Law Science and new Technologies ) at University of Pavia (Italy) and President of the EANL steering committee. Other members are: Pim Haselager (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, VicePresident), Lisa Claydon (University of West England, UK, Secretary), Gabriella Bottini (University of Pavia, Italy, Treasurer), Barbara Bottalico (University of Pavia, Italy), Paul Catley (University of West England, UK), Katy de Kogel (Ministerie van Veiligheid em Justitie, NL), Oliver Goodenough (Vermont Law School, USA), Anne Lise Sibony (Université de Liège, France), Tade Matthias Spranger (University of Bonn, Germany).

EANL has already launched several working groups, with regard to the collection of caselaw in several countries (including the USA), the neuroethical issues, the interaction with the media and the public understading of the topic.

Next EANL meeting will take place in Bonn, Germany, 8-10 September 2013.

For more information and press contacts:
Head of the Media working group:
Daniela Ovadia (Università di Pavia)

Steering Committee contacts:
Amedeo Santosuosso

Pim Haselager

Lisa Claydon

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